Rattenbury Lodge 6721

posted 4 Nov 2010, 03:28 by David j. Moore

On Wednesday, 27th. October, the Brothers of the Ye Rose of Devon Lodge No. 7899 did forgo their own Lodge night in order to pay a Regalia visit to the Rattenbury Lodge in Beer, East Devon to attend the presentation of the Third Degree Emblems to Brother John Luttjeboer KOM and Bro. Peter Spencer KOM.

Although Bro. David Moore ROH had Raised these two Brothers to the Third Degree, he stood down in favour of Bro. Norman York ROH GP 2004, Grand Treasurer, so that these two Brothers would have the honour of a Grand Primo of his year carrying out the Ceremony and indeed signed their Emblems.

It was an excellent Ceremony, and rounded off by the famous Rattenbury food which always incorporates delicious crab sandwiches, the envy of the Province. To round it off, the Absent Brethren Toast was, as ever, ended with their usual lusty rendition of the seamans’ “Eternal Father”, the beloved hymn of seaside Lodges. (Full version).

While in Devon, Bro. Norman, and his lady Josie, stayed with Mrs. Sheila Darbyshire, the widow of the greatly missed still, Brother Roy Derbyshire ROH, 
G. A. B. of his year. Further to this, he was also the Guest of Honour at the P.G. P’s. Bro. Allan Hewitt KOM Dinner on Saturday, 30th. October, with his lady, Josie.
A very enjoyable week all in all, and greatly enhanced by seeing Bro. Norman and Josie looking so well and obviously enjoying the Devonshire countryside and beaches on their many excursions with Bro. David Moore ROH and his lady Janet..

Bro. Ivor Pike ROH.