On Friday October 8th the Worshipful Commander Worshipful Brother Bill Newton, of the Cerdic Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.571 meeting at Chard, travelled to Taunton where he presented the Travelling Ark to Worshipful Brother Jon Winston, the Worshipful Commander of the Fidelity & Unanimity Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 348. He was accompanied by seven of his Brethren.
There they enjoyed an excellent ceremony of Elevation and afterwards sampled the joys of the traditional Festive Board of this Lodge consisting of Boiled Beef and Carrots finishing with Apple Pie with Clotted Cream. Many friendships were renewed and new ones made. The Director of Ceremonies managed to get them happily on their way 9.45pm
Centre of the photo the Commander of 348 John Winston receives the Travelling Ark from the Commander of Cerdic RAM, Bill Newton.
Photo and report by Peter Knapman.