The Lodge and its visitors were transported back to 1759 by the team dressed in authentic costume who set the Lodge room as it would have been in the 18th century. The team’s demonstration started with the arrival of the Tyler who lit the candles, then the members of the lodge arrived and we were able to hear the banter between them. The ale started to flow and the banter and ceremony became intertwined.
The audience was fascinated to witness the similarities and differences between our own modern ceremony and the one that had been portrayed for us by the Ritual Team. As a result of the visit the Worshipful Master W Bro Peter Brennand was able to present the District Chairman W Bro David Biggs with a cheque for £460 for the 2015 Festival.
words by Steve Williams – Secretary Red Rose of Lancaster
images by Bob Summers – S.D. 1759 Demonstration Team
See pictures from the evenings performance here