Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation
Lodge No. 355
Meeting at The Masonic Hall, The Planks, Swindon SN3 1QP
The Lodge meets at 6.15pm on the second Friday in every month (except May, June, July, August and September)
Installation meeting in January when the Lodge Tyles at 5.00pm
Great Western Railway versus The Southern
Any competition between these two railways was bound to produce only one winner and it was simply unfortunate that the Southern was always in second place; but should there be any surprise at such a result assurely the fact that the GWR was elegantly nicknamed God's Wonderful Railway imbued the organisation with a divine advantage against its smaller rival.
The friendly rivalry between the two railway companies has often been the subject of much 'banter' between Bro Francis Wakem PPrGM and Bro Mike Smith PM of Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation No.3550 To mark a cessation in hostilities (not that there ever really was any) Bro Smith presented Bro Waken with a beautiful framed print of a Southern Railways locomotive.
Christmas Lunch a huge success
The Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation held their 'Christmas Lunch' at the Planks, Swindon on the 20th December.
Members and their guests were well fed by the Coleshill Catering team and entertained by carols and popular songs by the marvellous Ellendune Entertainers. The event raised a magnificent sum of over £520 which will be donated to the new Radiotherapy Centre at the Great Western Hospital.
Christmas Lunch for 2016 will be on Sunday 18th December and further details will follow later in the year.
The Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation was presented with a set of Festival glasses at their Installation Meeting held on Friday 8 January.
Peter Winton - Deputy Provincial Grand Master who presided at the Installation of Bro Neil Maw was delighted to exchange the Festival glasses for a cheque which took the Lodge over the magic target figure.