WBs Austin Newman, Graham Simmons and Doug Cowell took the opportunity to join the Anglo Sierra Leone Lodge No 9416 at Freemasons Hall for the Installation of Bro Richard E Kelfa-Chulker as WM. The members of the Lodge were most welcoming as was demonstrated by the attendance of over 100 for the Ceremony in a Lodge with about 28 members. London Metropolitan ritual was used which had twiddly bits unfamiliar to us in Sussex. The songs included were sung with gusto.
Following the Installation a Festive Board for 80 odd was held at a nearby Hotel. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming throughout. We reluctantly had to decline an open invitation to assist members of the Lodge to return the newly installed Master to his wife in accordance with a Lodge tradition. Sounded like a real party.