Master Elect of Old Priory, Bro Ian Barnes (left) receives the Travelling Gavel from W Bro Colin Hancock, WM of Strumble Lodge.
A party of 11 members of Old Priory Lodge travelled to Strumble Lodge on Wednesday 8th November 2017 to lay claim to the Travelling Gavel. Despite the reluctance of Strumble Lodge to hand it over, the Travelling Gavel is now in the firm grip of the ME of Old Priory Lodge, Bro Ian Barnes.
Bro Ian will be Installed in the Chair of the Old Priory Lodge at their Installation meeting on Tuesday 21st November 2017. The gavel cannot be claimed at an Installation meeting, so the first opportunity of claiming the gavel from Old Priory Lodge will be their Christmas meeting on Tuesday 19th December 2017.