Meetings Summary

wtl1On the 9th October 2018, the Mastership of the lodge passed again to W. Bro. Ricky Woods. We had a special guest present at this meeting, Asst Provincial Grand Master, Chas Elliott. The addresses to the Master, Wardens and the Brethren were delivered in a most excellent fashion. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good hearty meal served amongst fellow Brethren, visitors and friends, together with witty conversation and sincere toasts.

wtl1On the 12th June 2018 Bro. Kevin Dark was passed to the second degree. The explanation of the second degree tracing board was given by W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, and the Working Tools were presented by Bro. Adam Thomas, both in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine meal, amongst friends, new and old, and even a visitor from another Walnut Tree Lodge!

wtl1On the 20th March 2018 Bro. Adam Thomas was raised to the third degree.The Traditional history and the 3rd Degree Working tools were given by W.Bro. Barrie Scriven, both in a most excellent manner. A Grand Lodge Certificate was excellently presented to Bro Bobby Prior by W. Bro Tony Barrett, from Chafford Lodge No. 5510. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine meal, amongst friends, new and old, and the usual lively conversation and toasts.

On the 12th December 2017, Kevin Dark was initiated. The Working Tools were presented by Bro. Adam Thomas, and the Charge to the Initiate was given by W Bro Brian Tyrell, then Bro Trevor Taylor presented the Initiate with his white gloves and Bro Steve Traynor gave an explanation of the 1st Degree tracing board, all in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine Christmas meal, amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation and toasts.

wtl1On the 10th October 2017 the Mastership of the lodge passed to W. Bro. Chris Lees. The address to the Master was delivered by W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, and the address to the Brethren by W. Bro. Brian Tyrrell both in a most excellent fashion. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good hearty meal amongst fellow Brethren and friends, both new and old, together with witty conversation and jolly toasts.

wtl1On the 13th June 2017 Bro. Bobby Prior was raised to the third degree.The          Traditional history and the 3rd Degree Working tools were given by W.Bro. Barrie Scriven, both in a most excellent manner. An address from W. Bro. Colin Felton Prov.G.Ch.Stwd was well received. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine meal, amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation, a rather large raffle and the usual entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 21st March 2017 Bro. Adam Thomas was passed to the second degree.The explanation of the second degree tracing board was given by W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, and the Working Tools were presented by Bro. Bobby Prior both in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine meal, amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation, a rather biased raffle and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 6th December 2016 Bro. Bobby Prior was passed to the second degree. W. Bro. Stuart St Clair-Haslam took the Masters Chair and the explanation of the second degree tracing board was given by W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine Christmas meal, amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation and very entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 11th October 2016 the Mastership of the lodge passed to W. Bro. Ken Barnett. The address to the Master was delivered by W. Bro. Brian Tyrrell, the one to the Brethren by W. Bro. P. Nichols and that to the Wardens by Brian Tyrrell, all in a most excellent fashion. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good hearty meal amongst fellow Brethren and friends, both new and old, together with witty conversation and toasts.

wtl1On the 14th June 2016, Adam Thomas was initiated. The Working Tools were presented by W Bro. Paul Nichols, and the Charge to the Initiate was given by W Bro Brian Tyrell, both in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good meal amongst friends, Visitors and Brothers new and old, together with lively conversation and a ‘straight from the heart’ speech from our Honorary member W. Bro. Gerald Winstanley.

wtl1On the 15th March 2016, Bobby James Prior was initiated. The Working Tools were presented by W Bro. Paul Nichols, and the Charge to the Initiate was given by W Bro Brian Tyrell, both in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good meal amongst friends, Visitors and Brothers new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 8th December 2015 due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to have a practice run Initiation with a willing W. Bro. as a worthy stand-in initiate. An explanation of the Working Tool was given by W. Bro. Paul Nichols and the Charge by W. Bro. Brian Tyrrell both in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine Christmas fare, amongst friends and visitors, new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 13th October 2015 the Mastership of the lodge passed to W. Bro. Stuart St Clair-Haslam. The address to the Master was delivered by W. Bro. Barry Scriven, the one to the Brethren by W. Bro. Brian Tyrrell and that to the Wardens by W. Bro. P. Nichols, all in a most excellent fashion. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good hearty meal amongst fellow Brethren and friends, both new and old, together with witty conversation and toasts.

wtl1On the 9th June 2015 Bro. Michael Prior was Raised to the Third degree. The Traditional history was given by our Worshipful Master W.Bro. Barrie Scriven, & the 3rd Degree Working tools by W.Bro Paul Nicholls both in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine hearty meal, amongst friends new and old, together with lively conversation and toasts, with visitors from as far afield as Spain.

wtl1On the 17th March 2015 Bro. Barrie John Strutt was raised to the third degree. An explanation of the traditional history was given by our Worshipful Master W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine meal, amongst friends and visitors, new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1Walnut Tree’s Lodge of Instruction Christmas meal. For those who have regularly attended the Walnut Tree Lodge LoI’s we celebrated Christmas by dining in The Old White Horse in South Ockendon on Monday the 15th of December. No top table, no toasts and no speeches, just good old fashioned cheer and friendly banter was had and shared amongst good fellow friends – and one or two bottles of wine were also consumed as well.

wtl1On the 9th December 2014 Bro. Michael Prior was passed to the second degree. An explanation of the second degree tracing board was given by our Worshipful Master W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a fine Christmas meal, amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 14th October 2014 the Mastership of the lodge passed to W. Bro. Barrie Scriven. The address to the Master and Brethren was delivered by W. Bro. B. Tyrrell and that to the Wardens by W. Bro. P. Nichols both in a most excellent fashion. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good meal amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 10th June 2014 Bro. Barrie John Strutt was passed to the second degree. APGM Peter Hammond and his DC Geoff Turpin were in attendance. An explanation of the second degree tracing board was given by W. Bro. Barrie Scriven, in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good meal amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation.

On the 17th May 2014wtl1 W.Bro.  Ricky Wood and his Lady Lisa held their Ladies Night at the Hilton Hotel in Dartford, Kent. This was an excellent venue and the staff, who were highly professional, friendly and welcoming, ensured that it was a huge success for them and all of their guests. Great food was served and money raised for charity and finished off with a disco into the small hours of the night completing a perfect evening.

wtl1On the 18th March 2014 Michael Samuel Prior was initiated. The Working Tools were presented by Bro. Robert Knapp, and the Charge to the Initiate was given by W Bro Brian Tyrell, both in a most excellent manner. A Grand Lodge Certificate was presented to Bro. Tony Mason by W. Bro. Ron Radley of the Sir Francis Drake Lodge No. 4240, in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good meal amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 10th December 2013 Barrie John Strutt was initiated. A Grand Lodge Certificate was presented to Bro. Steven Howard by W. Bro. Ron Radley of the Sir Francis Drake Lodge No. 4240, in a most excellent manner. After the meeting the brethren attended the festive board and enjoyed a good meal amongst friends, new and old, together with lively conversation and entertaining toasts.

wtl1On the 8th October 2013 the Mastership of the lodge passed to W. Bro. Ricky Wood. The address to the Master and Brethren was delivered by W. Bro. B. Tyrrell and that to the Wardens by W. Bro. P. Nichols both in a most excellent way.