A very special Raising for Bro Aaron Walters - centre
Aberystwyth Lodge no 1072 was consecrated on 30th November 1865 and they celebrated their 150th birthday with panache on Thursday 3rd March 2016. RW Bro Stephen D Hookey, Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Brian C Hilling, Deputy Provincial Grand Master and W Bro Lionel C Hughes, Assistant Provincial Grand Master were all in attendance to witness Bro Aaron E Walters being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. This very special occasion called for something rather extraordinary and the Ruling Masters of the Province were very happy to oblige.
W Bro Gareth Hughes handed over the conduct of the ceremony to a Team of Ruling and Past Masters from across the Province of West Wales. W Bro Iain Sewell, Ruling Master of St Teilo Lodge no 4755 took the Chair and performed a faultless ceremony. The Traditional History was delivered by W Bro Martin Lowe who is a Past Master of both Aberystwyth Lodges. W Bro Martin was a last minute substitute for RW Bro Dr John B Lloyd, Past Provincial Grand Master, who was unable to attend the meeting at the last minute. W Bro Martin filled in for RW Bro Dr John with aplomb and delivered the Traditional History in an exemplary fashion!
The Festive Board was equally special with spectacular food and entertainment provided by Meibion y Mynydd a new Male Voice Choir which has been formed in the neighbouring village of Ponterwyd. Below the still image of the choir are two video clips of the choir in action on the evening. The footage was kindly provided by The Provincial Grand Master. I don't think Steven Spielberg needs to lose too much sleep about his namesake, Stephen Hookey! You can hear how lovely the choir sounded though!
We wish Aberystwyth Lodge a very happy birthday – you certainly celebrated in style!!
Meibion Y Mynydd