1856 saw the foundation of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Mason. An event on which Royal Cumberland Lodge of Mark Master Masons Time Immemorial was actively involved.
Other Lodges, of course played their part: Bon Accord (London), Old Kent (London) Northumberland & Berwick-upon-Tweed (Newcastle) and Phoenix Lodge No.2
Phoenix, celebrated on 28th September (in the Guildhall Portsmouth) their 250th year of existence.
As part of the ‘Foundation’ reunion program, (commenced in Bath 2014), invitations were extended to members of Royal Cumberland Lodge of Mark Master to attend the meeting at which the MW Grand Master was present.
The members of RCLMMMTI witnessed an enactment of an Ancient Mark working by a demonstration team form Sussex. This was followed by an excellent luncheon at which over 300 dined in the Guildhall.
Gathered round the Royal Cumberland Banner, from left to right are: Bro. Keith Surrey, W.Bro’s. David Dixon (Secretary), Justin Hawkins (WM), Richard Cooper, Geoff Ifill and Michael Jakins.