On Monday 14th March 2016 at Kitchener Lodge 3788, Brother Alan Ogden, Senior Warden at St John’s Lodge 348 and 4 fellow lodge members claimed the Gavel That Travels from acting Worshipful Master John Yates.
The Gavel will now reside at St John’s 348 until such time as 3 or more members of another Bolton lodge claims it. The Gavel is intended to promote inter lodge visiting amongst Bolton and Farnworth Lodges.
This particular meeting at Kitchener was highlighted by a wonderful talk by WBro John Whitfield on the ancient lodges of Bolton and some of the (these days hilarious) antics their brethren were reprimanded and fined for.