We have a close, diverse membership and we come from far and wide to make our meetings an enjoyable experience. Our active LOI which meets 2 to 3 times between meetings is usually held at Gt Queen St. We have a Whatsapp group just for fun to keep in touch with each other.
We encourage our members to progress once joined although it is not essential and not all do. We like to uphold the old traditions which have been passed down through the years. Sometimes things are changed to update us but not too much as we follow our own special twist of Emulation called Simla Drill.
We were formed in Simla India and as we had no Lodge floor the corners were marked out with Tassels which are still used to this day to mark the four corners although not needed they are one of our quirks.
Our lodge banner depicts the hut in Simla where the Lodge first met. It is a sight to behold with Roses coupled with spring onions at the base. The Logo depicts the Himalayas and the sea to mark that it was an overseas lodge E.C stands for English Constitution.
Our history is kept in the Museum at Freemasons Hall and any member is able to spend time looking through this. Appointment to be made with the Museum via our Secretary.
We were attached to Dalhousie Chapter 459 but this is no longer the case although a few of our members remain a part of this Royal Arch Chapter. Contact our Secretary should you require more information.
Photo taken when W Bro John Alexander was master.
From Bottom Left to Right Frank Bendon our Tyler, Gerry Abrahams, John Gilbert, John Alexander, David Davidson, Bob Drexler, Alan Friend and George Cody.
Middle Left to Right Bill Sutherland, Cliff Lee, Stephen Smith, Harry Barnard, Menahem Briskman, David Edwards, Paul Edwards and Steve Pardoe.
Top Left to Right Alan Cody Snr, Chris Sutherland and John Pearson.