History of the Lodge – Part 2

The Right Worshipful Master Bro Ian Mackenzie thanks Bro Thomas Simpson who spent a lot of time and effort to scribe this history of our lodge for our first one hundred year

On January 1st 1966 the year before. The trustees of the halls held a meeting regarding the cost of running the halls in hill street

On  the 13th march 1967 Bro Ian Hamilton Reid Lawson was initiated into the lodge (later to become master thereof in 1998 )

On the 10th april 1967 Bro George Reid was initiated into the lodge (later to become master thereof in 1984)

On the 30th November 1967 we recieved notification that Bro Thom Simpson secretary was to be elevated to the rank of honoury Grand Mashall by the most Worshipful Grand Master Lord Bruce the R.W.M suggested that the lodge present Bro Simpson with the collar and the jewel of his high office

The year 1967 our centenary year we saw 10 entrants initiated into the Lodge we held 15 meetings with an average of 53 per meeting 20 members were advanced to the mark

With regret we lost 5 members to the Grand Lodge above

Bro Ewan Steven 12/07/1967 a member for 25 years

Bro David Leitch 1/08/1967 a member for 43 years

Bro Paul Siegfried muller 3/06/1967 ailong with his wife in an air disaster

Bro David Barn 11/08/1967 a member for 20 years

Bro Andrew Knox Anderson Almoner 1960-67 15/12/1967 a member for 39 years Bro Anderson also held office in many other masonic orders

On the 12th February 1968 the Lodge had the pleasure to welcome Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Fife and Kinross Bro Lord Bruce into the Lodge along with P.M  Bro David Robertson of Lodge 468 Provincial Grand Senior Warden to perform the duties of presenting to Bro Thom Simpson the diploma of honoury Grand Mashall and also to present him with a collar and jewel provided by the Lodge in honour to his services to the Lodge and his mother Lodge Elgin & Bruce No 1077

On the 26th Febuary we had the pleasure of Lodge St John Dalzell No 406 Motherwell into the Lodge to confer the Fellowcraft Degree

On 6th May 1968 we held a Lodge of Sorrow in memory of two respected brothers   Bro Thomas Cuthill P.M Almoner he was initiated into Lodge on 26th May 1920  and was Master from 1945-47 serving the Lodge for 43 years and Bro Andrew Knox Anderson I.P  Almoner he was initiated into the Lodge on 3rd september 1928 and was Almoner from 1960-67

On the 2nd December 1968 we had the pleasure of a large deputation from Lodge Dunearn No 400 to work a Master Masons degree

The year 1968 showed we had 11 meetings with seven entrants attendance was on average 43 per meeting again this year we lost three brothers to the Grand Lodge above

Bro James Marr 5/2/1968 a member for 28 years

Bro Andrew Knox Anderson 7/2/1968 a member for 13 years

Bro Thomas Cuthill P.M  Almoner 8/4/1968 a member for 48 years

On 10th February 1969 a clearence letter was recieved to allow former member Bro  William Neely to affiliate to Lodge Thatcham No 8121 E.C

On the 12th May 1969 the Lodge had the pleasure of inviting Bro Hugh C Munro Sub Provincial Grand Master to present to Bro Frances Inglis a certificate to mark his 59 years in the craft Grand Lodge jubilee  and also a centenary jewel from his mother Lodge

On the same evening a large deputation from Lodge Dalzell No 406 conferred the Mark Degree on seven brothers of the Lodge

This year we held 13 meetings with 11 entrants and seven brothers advanced to the mark average attendance this year was 41 thankfully we had no bereavements  this year

A clearance letter was accepted by the Lodge to allow Bro Ian Edward Dunlop Boreham to affliate to Lodge St Margaret Hope No 1184

On 9th March 1970 Bro Robert Smith now reciding in Los Angeles was sent a jubilee certificate marking his 50th year in the craft

A clearence letter was given to Lodge St Luke No 132 to affiliate Bro William Bowden Hume into their Lodge

On 14th September 1970 Bro Andrew P King Sub Provincial Grand Master gave a lecture to the Lodge on organ music applicable to masonic ceremonies

This year we held 12 meetings with 7 entrants being introduced into the Lodge 8 members were advanced to the mark attendances were on average 38 per meeting again no bereavements were recorded

On the 11th January 1971 with regret we learn of the passing on December 29th 1970 of Past Master Bro John Mcewan Young aged 91 years Bro Young was inititated into the Lodge on 31st January 1944 and was Master of the Lodge from 1953-55 and thereafter Chaplin 1959-66 completing 27 years membership

On the 11th January 1971 Bro John Collier was initiated into the lodge (later  to become master thereof in 1982)

on 22nd February 1971 it was announced that three brethern were to be awarded the jubilee certificate for 50 year membership Bro Daniel Fisher initiated 4/6/1917 Bro Archibald Brown initiated 1/3/1920 and Bro Secretary initiated 2/2/1921

On 29th March 1971 the Lodge recieved  a letter from the Grand Master Mason with regards to the retirment of Grand Secretary after 23 years service to subscribe to a presentation fund the Lodge donated £5

On Monday 31st May 1971 a special meeting of the joint trustee was held in the board room of messers Beveridge Herd & Whyte 22 high street Kirkcaldy to discuss the sale of the masonic halls in hill street to the rio stakis group for the sum of £25.000 it was agreed by the three owning bodies to go ahead with the sale

It is with deep regret we learn the three brothers had passed to the Grand Lodge above in the space of six days Bro Thomas Meldrum 8/6/1971 aged 48 initiated 22/12/1958 and was J.D from 64-65 Bro Archibald Brown 12/6/1971 aged 79 initiated 1/3/1920 and was Almoner from 70-71 and Bro William Morrison Gray aged 44 initiated 16/5/1955

It was also suggested that Bro Brown having completed 51 years in the craft be awarded with the grand jubilee certificate

On the 13th of September we held our first meeting in the new Masonic Temple Forth Avenue Kirkcaldy  R.W.M Bro David Todd presiding

A dermit was read granting Bro James Stocks for affliation to St Johns No 618 Hong Kong

On 11th October 1971 during our annual provincial visitation Bro Andrew P King Sub Provincial Grand Master had the pleasure of awarding the jubilee certificate to three brethern on there completion of fifty years in the craft Bro Daniel Fisher Bro John Webster and Bro Thom Simpson secretary of the Lodge

On the 2nd of November 1971 a special meeting was  held by the Lodges The Oswald of Dunnikier No 468 and the Lodge of Kirkcaldie No 72 for the purpose of consecration of the new Masonic Temple this duty was duly performed by Bro The Right Honourable The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Fife and Kinross

On the 8th of November Bro John Napier of the Lodge of Kirkaldie No 72 was bestowed upon him Honoury Membership of the Lodge Oswald of Dunnikier No  468 for his services as clerk of the works during the erection of the new temple

On the 28th October 1972 we learn with regret the Bro Thom Simpson secretary is to retire from the position of the said post having been in that office for 32 years it is proposed that Bro David Todd become intrim secretary after our annual installation in Decembe

A special meeting this year was held on christmas eve when a Bro Thomas Aitchison Mackie was initiated into the

On 11th February 1974 we learn that Bro David Kirk had passed to the Grand Lodge above Bro Kirk was inititated into the lodge in 1920

On 11th March the Lodge bestowed hounoury membership to Bro David Herd Of Lodge Wemyss 777 for his services as acting Tyler for the past two seasons

At a committee meeting dated 19th august 1974 it was agreed to restart the meetings to two per calendar month

On 11th November 1974 a clearence letter was given to Bro J Macdonald to affliate to Lodge Pembroke 128 Ontario Canada

On 25th November 1974 with regret we learn the P.M Bro J Doig had passed to the grand Lodge above Bro Doig was master of the lodge from 193

At a special meeting on 24th February 1975 the collection that evening £8.85 was to be donated to Lodge Ballingy 1183 who lost their regalia due to a break-in

At a regular meeting on 12th May 1975 Bro Andrew Wales Director of music was presented with the distinguished service membership diploma

On 15th December 1975 with regret we learn that three brethern had passed to the grand lodge above Bro John Braid Bro Alexander Arthur and Bro David Duncan

On 24th April 1976 Bro John Mcoll P.M of Lodge Heart of Midlothian No 832 was affliiated into the Lodge

On 26th April  1976 Bro Hugh C Munro Deputy Provincial Grand Master and Bro James Pitkethly worshipful Provincial Senior Warden took the oath to become honoury members of the Lodge

Bro Hugh Munro then presented a 50 year service diploma to Bro A Wemyss

On 24th May 1976 a large deputation from Lodge Heart of Midlothian No 832 were invited to work a mark degree 13 breathern from Lodge 468 plua a Bro Idris Robb of Lodge St John No 540 were advanced to the

On the 10th January 1977 with regret we learn the Bro David William Hird P.M of Lodge Wemyss No 777 and Honoury member of 468 has passed to the Grand Lodge above

On 14th February 1977 with regret we learn that Past Master Bro John Arnot Watson of The  Lodge of Kirkcaldie no 72 and Honoury member of Lodge 468 has passed to the Grand Lodge  above

On 25th April with regret we learn that Past Master Bro Douglas Young has passed to the Grand Lodge above Bro Young was initiated into the  Lodge on 22nd january 1951 and was Master thereof 1958-60 completing 26 years membership

At a special meeting on 23rd May 1977 Bro Ian Frederick Cotton a MM of Lodge Tolcross Glasgow No 1194 was affliiated into the lodge Bro Cotton (later would become master thereof in 1986)

On the 5th of October 1977 we considered to adobt a coat of arms of the Lodge having been researched and prepared by Past Master Bro Eric Peters of  Lodge St John Inverkeithing No 60 Bro Secretary Bro Robert M Somerville proposed that we if we did go ahead we would have to require approval from the Lord lyon and would cost the Lodge £83 a fund was to be set up to cover any costs

At our official Provincial visitation on 10th October 1977 Bro Hugh C Munro Depute Provincial Grand Master had the pleasure of presenting a jubilee certificate to Bro Robert Stachan who was initiated into the Lodge on 8th March 1919 and was Master thereof from 1930-1932

On 24th October 1977 17 brothers were advanced to the mark

On 14th November 1977 R.W.M  Bro Thomas Mackie proposed to the Lodge that we should award P.M Bro David Robertson Treasurer with a distinguished service membership of the Lodge in recognions of his services to the Lodge. on the same evening we learn the Bro David Robertson had been commissioned by  Lord Elgin to become Worshipful Substitue Provincial Grand Master of Fife and Kinross

In the year 1977 we saw 19 meetings 18 entrants were admitted and 18 M.M were advanced to the mark attendances were on average 50 per meet

On 27th February 1978 with regret we learn the Bro Harry Philip had passed to the Grand Lodge above Bro Philip had served the Lodge for 25 years and was latterly sword bearer of the Lodge

At a committee meeting dated 6th September 1978 Bro Somerville reported after consoltation with the Lord lyon on the coat of arms and the design was to be the arms of the Grand Lodge of Scotland on the right side with the coat of arms of Oswald of Dunnikier on the upper quarter and the Grand Seal of Kirkcaldy on the lower quarter Bro Somerville gave thanks to Lord Elgin on his assistance on establishing the Oswald of Dunnikier coat of arms as The seventh Earl of Elgin had married a daughter of James Townsend Oswald on September 1810

We also learn with regret the Bro David Robertson had suffered a heart attack on 3rd September 1978 but after several operations Bro David Robertson passed away on the 9th December 1978 Bro Robertson was initiated into the Lodge on 27th September 1943 completing 35 years membership and was Master thereof from 1951-1952 he was later appointed Provincial Grand Almoner and the on 1st November became Substitute Provincial Grand Master of Fife and Kinross  he was also Treasurer of the Lodge for 5 years

In the year 1978 we saw 19 meetings 13 entrants were admitted and 6 M.M were advanced to the mark

On 23rd April 1979 Bro James Nicholson was initiated into the lodge ( later to become master thereof in 1988)

On 10th September Bro Sectetary presented the new  coat of arms to the Right Worshipful Master who thanked Bro Somerville for all his hard work special mention was also made to P.M Bro Eric Powers Lodge St John No 60 who had initiated this ventue Bro Somerville recommended that we purchase  equipment for mark tokens to be made with coat of arms inscribed

On 10th December 1979 Bro William Pennington Paterson P.M of Lodge St Aiden No 185 Past Depute Provincial Grand Master of Fife and Kinross was duly affiliated into the Lodge

On 17th December 1979 Bro Robert M Somerville presented a ceremorial gavel on behalf of mrs Violet Robertson in memory of her late husband Past Master Bro David Robertson to be used not only by our Lodge but our sister Lodge The Lodge of Kirkcaldie No 72 so that the friendship and goodwill he forged  be maintained between the two Lodges

In the year 1979 18 meetings were held 18 entrants were admitted and 12 M.M were advanced to the mark one historical landmark worth recording is that Lodge recieved its own coat of arms during this

On 10th March 1980 Bro Matthew Thomson was initiated into the lodge Bro Thomson would become Treasurer of the Lodge on 21st December 1981 (Later to become Master thereof in 2015)

On 10th April 1980 Bro Robert M Somerville announce that a dye for our mark tokens would cost £130 plus vat and 250 1″ mark tokens would be made and was agreed by the brethern

On 1st   April 1980 we recieve a letter from Bro Robert Munson that he is to be installed as Master of St Margarets Lodge No 1452 Lowestoft Suffolk Bro Secretary sends telegram to congratulate him

On 28th April 1980 Bro James Dean was initiated into the Lodge ( later  to become master thereof in 1990)

In November 1980 at a meeting of Grand Lodge Bro Robert M Somerville Secretary has been elected to grand committe for the next three years

In January this year the Lodge recieved a supply of ties with the lodge coat of arms these were available at a cost of £4

This year  the lodge had 18 entrants the same as last year with 16 members being advanced to the mark degree the average attendance at meetings was 50

In Febuary this year the lodge made a donation of £650 to victoria hospital for the purchase of a ambulift to be used within the wards

On the 10th of May 1981  honorary membership of the lodge was conferred upon Bro David Ireland P.M of lodge Forfar and Kincardine no 225 and honorary Grand director of music for all his work within the lodge

On the 24th of May1981 a deputation from lodge Templehall 1599 headed by I.P.M George Gray was introduced into the Lodge to work a mark degree on behalf of 13 breathern of 468 and 2 other breathern from lodges 72 and 400

The collection and raffle of the evening which amounted to the sum of £90 was to be donated to the new fife cheshire home in glenrothes

Bro Gray also presented the Lodge with a wooden keystone on behalf of his lodge to mark their working of the mark degree

On the 25th November 1981 at Grand Lodge in Edinburgh Bro Andrew Wales Director of music had the honour comfirmed upon him as  Honorary Grand Organist of the Grand Lodge of Scotland by Grand Master Bro Sir James Mckay

This year the Lodge had 13 entrants 16 members were advanced to the mark the average attendance at meetings

On the 25th August1982 with regret we learn that P.M Bro Robert More had passed to the Grand Lodge above Bro More was initiated into the Lodge in Feburary 1957 and was Master thereof from 1968-1970 completing 26 years

This year the Lodge had 11 entrants 8 members were advanced to the   mark the average attendance at meetings was

On 27th June 1983 Bro Robert M Somerville was commissioned by Bro Lord Elgin to become Provincial Grand Secretary with effect from 3rd July

It is also with regret we announce the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro Thomas Simpson former Secretary of our Lodge Bro Simpson was initiated into Lodge Elgin and Bruce no 1077 Limekilns and affliated to our lodge on september 1930 he was secretary from 1939-1973 serving 34 years bro simpsom was Honoured by grand lodge appointing him Honorary Grand Mashall in 1965 Bro Simpson also took time to record the first 100 years of the Lodges history which we will always be grateful

On September 10th 1983 Bro Robert M Somerville made a presentation to the Lodge of a photograph and diplomas of Bro John Curror R.W.M of the Lodge in 1889 sent to him by Bro Currors great granson a Bro Cox in Australia Bro Robert H. L. More read a copy of the minute concerning Bro Currors departure from the Lodge in 1889 and the recording of the presentation of a P.M Jewel to Bro Curror from Bro Major Oswald in thanks for his great service to the Lodge

On 10th December 1984 Bro William Rollo Chrystal was initiated into the Lodge (later to become Master there of in 1992)

This year Lodge had  6 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was

In January 1985 we learn that P.M  Bro Robert H.L. More had been elected to serve on Provincial Grand Lodge as member of committee

On 22nd April 1985 R.W.M Bro George Reid presented Bro David Hodgkinson P.M of Lodge Clackmanan no 1303 with a diploma of fifty years membership on behalf of his father Bro Albert H. Hodgkinson who had been initiated into the Lodge in 1919 Bro Hodgkinson now aged 91 years still attends Lodge Clackmanan

This year the Lodge had 9 entrants the average attendance at meeting stayed at

It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of P.M Bro James Grubb Bro Grubb was initiated into the Lodge on 11th February 1946 and was R.W.M from 1972-74 he later became Chaplain of the Lodge

On 27th January1986 a deputation from Lodge Wemyss 777 headed by R.W.M Bro William Fraser worked a third degree

At a meeting on the 23rd 1986 March Bro Charle Yule Depute Master of Lodge no19 Cupar of Fife gave a rendering of the mode of preparation a lecture not normally included in the Lodge

On 10th April 1986with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro James Murphy Bro Murphy was initiated into the Lodge on 20th October 1944 and was appointed Architect from 1981-1986

This year the Lodge had 6 entrants the average attendance at meetings was

In april a letter from Grand Lodge to Bro Robert H L More P,M secretary appointing him proxy Master of Lodge bonnie doon no 611 (sri lanka )

In April 1987we learn with regret the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro George H. Goodsir Bro Goodsir was initiated into the Lodge on 8th March 1920 Bro Goodsir Affliiated to Citrus Lodge no 118 Florida in 1987

On 12th october we learn with regreat the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro George Leitch Bro Leitch was initiated into the Lodge on 23rd May 1949 he Affliiated to Lodge Bond of Friendship English Constitution and became Master thereof Bro Leitch made several visit from his home in London to attend the Lodge

On monday 16th November 1987 our R.W.M Bro Ian Cotton was invited to install the office bearers of St Regulas no77

On 23rd 1987 November the Lodge had the pleasure of initiating into the Lodge a father and his two sons Bro Adam Wallace Bro Robert Wallace and Bro George Wallace Bro Robert Wallace became Master of the Lodge in 1994 and Bro George Wallace became master in 1996 and again in 2003

At a meeting on 21 December 1987 the R.W.M had the pleasure of presenting a diploma from the Grand Lodge of Scotland to mark Bro George Thomson’s 50th year in the craft Bro Thomson was initiated into the Lodge in 1936 and was Master from 1945-1947

This year the Lodge had 3 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was  33

On February 12th 1988 Lodges 468 and 72 held a joint venture to raise funds for a new organ the venture was a sucess and £239 was raised

On 25th April 1988 a large deputation from Lodge St Fothads no 1059 worked a third degree

At a meeting on 9th May 1988 Bro  Robert M. Somerville reported that the funds belonging to Lodge Thane of Fife no781 had been fraudulantly taken he proposed that tonights collection to be given to assist that said lodge £23 was made up to £50

On 30th November 1988with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of P,M Bro Robert B. Duncan Bro Duncan was initiated into the lodge on  and was Master from 1976-1978

This year the lodge had 5 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was 30

On the 27th Febuary1989 the R.W.M announced with regret the passing of Bro Robert Rankine Bro Robert was initiated into Lodge on 23rd December 1957 and was a life member

On the same evening Bro Edward Curran R.W.M  St Regulus 77 paid glowing regards towards the Lodge and had great pleasure in making our I.P.M Bro Ian Cotton an Honourary member of Lodge 77

At our regular meeting on 13th  March 1989we learn the PM Bro Ian F. Cotton had be given Honorary membership of Lodge St Regulas no77 this was also Bro Cottons last meeting before leaving to take up new employment in Bradford Bro Cotton thanked the Lodge for all the support they had given him since becoming an Affiliate of the Lodge and had given him the highest honour available in making him Master of the Lodge a silver tankard was presented by the R.W.M and a gold braclet for mrs Cotton  on behalf of the trustee’s was presented by P.M Bro John Cutland Lodge 72

This year the Lodge had 5 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was 31

On 21st January 1990 with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro Albert H. Hodgekinson aged 95 years who was initiated into the Lodge on 21st April 1919 and had recieved his 50th year diploma  Bro Hodgekinson was also an active member of Lodge Clackmanan after retiring there with his son

In february 1990 this year Bro Adam Wallace and his two sons Robert and George had travelled to Romania with a convoy of vehicles to help distribute aid to that country Bro George gave a brief account of their journey which was applauded by the brethern

On 19th June 1990 the R.W.P.G.Master Bro Lord Elgin installed and commissioned P.M Bro Robert M. Somerville as Substitute Provincial Grand Master

This year the Lodge had 3 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was 38

On 28th January1991 Bro Ian Mackenzie was initiated into the Lodge (later to become Master  thereof in 2002 and again in 2006 -2012)

On 15th April 1991 after months of discussion regarding the use of a carrot in the first degree on January 28th we regretful learn that Bro Secretary P.M Bro Robert H.L.More had resigned from the Lodge this was regretfully accepted by the brethern

In this year the Lodge had 4 entrants and the average attendace at meetings was 29

On 13th January 1992 Bro Andrew Suttie Bryce was initiated in the Lodge (later to become Master thereof in 2004 and again in 2012 until his sudden death in March 2013)

On 21st February1992  the Lodge held its 125th Anniversary dinner in the Masonic halls special guest that evening was Provincial Grand Master Bro Lord Elgin and along with 80 other brethern sat down to an excellent meal

On 14th december 1992 we had our new regalia dedicated by Bro The Reverend Trotter Provincial Grand Chaplain and Subsitute Provincial Grand Master Bro Andrew Haggart

In this year the Lodge had 5 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was 29

On 28th February1993   P.M Bro George Reid was installed as sectretary

On 14th May 1993 a fine deputation from Lodge Lindores no 106 headed by R.W.M Bro Allan Wilkie worked a mark degree

On 22nd November 1993 a fine deputation from Lodge St Fothads no 1059 headed by R.W.M Bro Richard Patterson worked a second degree

At a committee meeting on 29th 1993 a lecture on the mode of preperation was discussed and passed and would be implimented into our first degree

In this year the Lodge had 8 entrants and the average attendance at meetings wa

At a special meeting on 28th February1994  a deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge headed by Substitute P.G.M Bro Andrew Haggart presented P.M Bro Robert M. Somerville with a distinguished service diploma after which P.M Bro Robert Lawrie of Lodge Balfour Melville no 809 perambulated Bro Somerville during a lecture on the presentation to him of a masonic bible

On 7th September1994  25 brethern travelled to Lodge Georgetown no 1170 Paisley to work a second degree

In this year the Lodge had 6 entrants average attendance at meetings wa

On 23rd January1995  a fine depuation from Lodge Georgetown no 1170 headed by R.W.M Bro james Walker worked a second degree

With regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of past Almoner Bro john Campbell 22 brethern attended his funeral

On 29th March 1995 at  a joint meeting of Lodge 468 and Lodge 72 Provincial Grand Master Bro Lord Elgin along with Provincial Grand Chaplain were  admitted into the Lodge on the occasion of  dedicating a new carpet, Grand Chaplain gave a lecture on the four corners and Lord Elgin spoke about masonic carpets and pavements

On 24th April 1995 a fine deputation from Lodge Balfour Melville no 809 headed by Bro Sid Milne worked a mark degree

On 5th September 1995 the Lodge was invited by Lodge 72 to work a first degree

On 6th September1995  the Lodge travelled to Lodge Georgetown no 1170 to work a second degree 20 brethern travelled to Paisley that evening

On 11th December 1995  Almoner Bro David Strachen (toki) was presented with a distinquished service diploma by S,P G M Bro Andrew Haggart

In this year the Lodge had 6 entrants average attendance at meetings was 36

On 22nd January 1996 a fine deputation from Lodge Georgetown no 1170 headed by R.W.M Bro Hector Douglas worked a third degree a burns harmony followed

On 22nd April 1996 a fine deputation from Lodge 72 headed by P.M Bro Hugh Clelland  worked a mark degree

On 4th September1996  the Lodge travelled to Lodge Georgetown no 1170 to work a second degree

On 23rd September 1996 a fine deputation from Lodge Lindores no 106 headed by R.W.M Bro James Aitken worked a third degree

In this year the Lodge had 4 entrants average attendance at meetings was 41

On 28th April 1997 a fine deputation from Lodge Georgetown no 1170 headed by R.W.M Bro John Watson worked a mark degree

On 3rd September 1997 the Lodge travelled to Lodge Georgetown no 1170 to work a second degree

On 27th October 1997 a fine deputation from Lodge Lindores no 106 headed by R.W.M Bro James Russell worked a first degree

On 24th November 1997  a fine deputation from Lodge Union no 250 headed by R.W.M Bro Donald Maxwell worked a second degree

In this year the Lodge had 8 entrants average attendance at meetings was 48

On 24th January1998  a fine deputation from Lodge Georgetown no 1170 headed by R.W.M Bro E Mcnee worked a second degree a burns harmony followed

On 23rd February 1998 a fine deputation from Lodge Nisbet Tranent no 1112 headed by R.W.M Bro David Duff worked a second degree

On 17th April 1998 a fine deputation from Lodge Dunearn no 400 headed by R.W.M Bro John Hanning worked a mark degree

With regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above on 21st June 1998  of Bro James Elder Sword Bearer Bro Elder was initiated on February 28th 1977 and his funeral in Anstruther was with full masonic honour

On 14th December 1998  a lecture on the history of Lodge Sir Robert Moray no 1641 was given by P.M Bro Robert M Somerville the reigning Master of the said Lodge

In this year the Lodge had 6 entrants average attendance at meetings was 48

On 3rd February 1999 a notice of motion was sent to Provincial Grand Lodge regarding deleting the installation meeting from the 3rd Monday in December to the 4th Friday in February

In this year the Lodge had 4 entrants average attendance at meetings was 42

On 24th January 2000 Lodge Georgetown 1170 headed by R.W.M Bro Alan Proven worked a second degree with a burns harmony laid on afterwards

On 14th April 2000 our new masters chain of office was duly dedicated by S.P.G.M Bro Andrew Haggart and P.G.L Depute chaplain Bro Andrew Patterson

On 27th 2000 at a special meeting the brethern recieved lectures on the three tracing boards presented by Bro Keith Norrie 1549 ( first ) Bro Andrew Smith 520 ( second )and Bro Scott (third )

On 11th December 2000 Lodge wemyss 777 headed by R.W.M  Bro Derek Brown worked a third degree

In this year the lodge has 2 entrants and the average attendance at meetings dropped to 3

It is with regreat we learn of the passing to the Grand Lodge above of Bro Andrew Wales aged 85 Bro Wales was initiated into the Lodge on 16/06/1941 Bro Wales was the Lodges organist for over forty years and was granted Honoury Grand Rank at the same time as the late Sir Jimmy Shand Bro Wales will be sadly missed

On 22nd January2001  Lodge Lindores 106 headed by R.W.M Bro Richard Robertson worked a second degree the collection this evening on behalf of Rachal House raised  the sum of £100

It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro Wilfred Lee Bro Lee was initiated into the Lodge on 22/09/1947  and was master of the Lodge from 1956-58

On 24th April 2001 P.M Bro Robert Somerville presented to the Lodge a 468 P.M jewel he had purchased from a pawn shop also a centenary jewel and honorary Grand rank jewel belonging to Organist Bro Andrew Wales

In this year the lodge had 2 entrants and the average attendance at meetings dropped to 29

On 28th January2002  Lodge Balfour Melville 809 headed by R.W.M Bro Kenneth Reekie worked a second degree with a burns harmony afterwards a donation of £25 was made to maggie center

On 22nd February 2002 Bro Ian Mackenzie was installed as R.W.M by P.M John G Mackie Lodge St Leonards 935 and P.M Gordon T Morris Lodge St Leonards 935

On 23rd September 2002 Lodge Georgetown 1170 headed by R.W.M Bro Sinclair Steward worked a third degree we also learn the P.M Bro Ian Lawson was made an honoury member of Lodge 72

On the same evening we learn the R.W.M Bro Ian Mackenzie would have to relinguish his position due to work commitments taking him to manchester

In this year no entrants came before the Lodge the average attendance at meetings was 23

On 27th January2003  Bro Keith Thomas from Lodge Hope of kurrachee gave a lecture on Lodge furnishing and furnature

On the 15th May2003  It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of Almoner Bro David Strachen (toki) Bro Strachen was initiated into the Lodge on 28/12/1953 He was almoner of the Lodge for many years he will be sadly missed by all the brethern of 468

On 27th May  2003 we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of Bro William James Logan Bro Logan was initiated into Lodge St Leonards 935 on 23/10/1941 he affilliated to the Lodge Oswald Of Dunnikier on the 27/02/1978

On 27th October 2003 The Lodge Of Kirkaldie 72 headed by R.W.M Bro Edward Forsyth worked a third degree

On 27th November 2003  it is hereby recorded the P.M Bro Robert M.Somerville has be installed as Substitute Grand Master Mason Of Scotland a historical event for the Lodge this preferment has duplicated our own founder Bro James.T.Oswald of Dunnikier

In this year the lodge had 3 entrants with the average attendance at meetings were 25

On 26th January2004  Lodge Ruchill 1436 headed by R.W.M Bro E Mckillup worked a second degree

On 29th March 2004  Lodge Oswald Of Dunniker468 along with Lodge Dunearn 400 and Lodge Ballingry 1183 visited Lodge Rosyth 1159 in the first meeting of the Monday night Lodges which will meet on the 5th Monday of the month unfortunatly at this time Lodge King Robert De Bruce 304 declined to join in the venture

On 29th November2004  Lodge Oswald Of Dunnikier 468 held its first meeting of the Monday night Lodges

In this year the lodge had 2 entrants with the average attendance at  meetings was 3

At the meeting on January 10th 2005  the collection of £110 was raised to £150 and was to to be donated to the tsunami disaster appeal

On 4th February 2005 14 members of the Lodge along with Bro Robert Ross of Lodge 72 visited St Quentons Lodge 4778 in South Glamorgan for the installation of affliated member Bro David Millar

On 14th March2005  P.M Bro Ian Murdoch of Lodge Kinghorn 935 gave a lecture on the career of Robert Burns in Freemasonry

On his return from Manchester P.M Bro Ian Mackenzie returned to the Lodge

On 12th December 2005 Lodge Templehall 1599 gave lectures on the three Tracing boards

In this year the Lodge had no entrants and the average attendance at meetings dropped to 23

On 26th January 2006  A Deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge Of Fife and Kinross headed by P.G.M Bro David Wishart presented P.M Bro Robert M Somerville with his 50th year jubilee certificate the same evening Lodge Randolph 776 headed by R.W.M Bro Bill Rocks worked a second degree

On 24th February 2006  P.M Ian Mackenzie was duly installed for the second time by P.M John G Mackie and Gordon T Morris Lodge St Leonards 935

In this year the Lodge had 1 entrant and the average attendance at meetings was 22

It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of P.M Bro David Todd on the 21st of April 2007 Bro Todd was Initiated on 23/09/1957 and was R.W.M of the Lodge from 1970-72 and was the first Master in the new halls at forth avenue

In this year the Lodge had 7 entrants and the average attendance at meetings was 24

It is with regret we learn on the 5th July 2008 that Past Master and Substitute Provincial Grand  Master Bro Robert M Somerville passed to the Grand Lodge above. Bro Bob was initiated on 25th May passed on 24th October and raised 28th November he recieved his mark in April the following year; he became Master of the Lodge in 1966 and later to become secretary then chaplain until his demise in July this year; he was later invited to join the Provincial Grand Lodge Of Fife and Kinross where he became secretary then later Subsitute Provincial Grand Master; his zeal for Freemasonry took him to many orders which was later recognised by the Grand Lodge Of Scotland and after serving in various offices and committees he eventually became Substitute Grand Master Mason Of Scotland

On 6th September 2008 we learn of the passing to the grand lodge above of Bro Henry Scott who was initiated on 11th march 1968 and served the lodge for over 21 years

On 22nd September 2008Lodge Inverkeithing 60 headed by R.W.M Bro Jim Scade worked a second degree

At our A.G.M on December 8th 2008 P.M  Bro Ian Mackenzie was nominated to do another year as R.W.M

In this year the lodge had one entrants and the average attendance at meetings fell below 20

On 12th January 2009 Bro Adam Morris of Lodge Inverkeithing 60 was granted honorary membership of the Lodge

Once again P.M Bro Ian Mackenzie would continue as R.W.M for 2010

In this year the Lodge had 1 entrant and the average attendance at meetings stayed at 19

It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above S.P.G.M and P.M of our sister Lodge  The Lodge Of Kirkcaldie 72 Bro Andrew Haggart

At a committee meeting on February 19th 2009 P.M Bro Ian Mackenzie agreed to set up a website on behalf of the Lodge to keep the brethern updated and advertise the Lodge worldwide

It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above  of P.M Bro Thomas Mackie Bro Mackie was Master of the Lodge from 1976-78 he was Tyler in the Grand Lodge of Scotland and was a member of the league of commissonaires into his 80th year

On 11th October 2010 Lodge St Clair of Dysart headed by R.W.M Bro Jim Macdonald and supported by I.P.M  Bro Donald Mcquire worked a mark degree

On 13th December 2010 a deputation from P.G.L.headed by S.P.G.M Bro Stuart Quigley due to the *P.G.M Bro Thomas Bradley running late were admitted into the Lodge on the occasion of presenting to Bro David Mudie with his 50th year diploma David was initiated into the lodge on 28/09/1960

On the same evening P.G.M Bro Thomas Bradley presented to the Lodge a display case with the Provincial regalia of P.M Bro Robert M Somerville *Bro Bradley made it in time for the presentations

Once again it was agree that P.M Bro Ian Mackenzie would continue as Master for 2011 for the 7th time and again P.M John G Mackie (the guvernor) Lodge St Leonards would be the Installing Master

A letter of dispensation from P.G.L  was read allowing R.W.M Bro Ian Mackenzie to act as Lodge Treasurer

It was agreed that P.M Bro Andrew Bryce would once more take up the position of R.W.M for the year 2012

On 13th February 2012 Lodge St Clair Of  Dysart 520 headed by R.W.M Bro John Hutton and supported by P.M Bro John Hamilton worked a mark degree

On 9th April 2012 Lodge Balgonie 764 headed by R.W.M Bro Ron Dixon and supported by P.M Bro Stewart Quigley worked a mark degree

On 23rd April 2012 we learn that P.M Bro Andrew Bryce was given honorary membership of Lodge Lindores 106

A Special meeting on 1st May 2012 Bro Fred Dickson from Lodge Howard 101 Maryland America who’s grandfather was a member of 468 was admitted into the Lodge and the Third Degree was conferred upon him after the Degree Bro Fred was presented with a jewel from the members of 468 by P.G.M Bro Andrew Paterson Bro Fred was overwhelmed at the end of the meeting

The start of the year 2013 saw our R.W.M Bro Andrew Bryce Hospitalised with a rare blood disorder he managed back to the lodge in February

It is with regret we learn of the passing to Grand Lodge above of our R.W.M Bro Andrew Bryce on the 11th of March  2013 who never recovered from his blood disorder. Bro Bryce was initiated into the Lodge in January 1992 passed in March and raised in September he was Master of the Lodge from 2004-2006 and again in 2012 Bro Bryce would be  sorely  by all the breathren of the Lodge and the province of Fife and Kinross

It was agreed at a meeting on 14th  march 2013 that each of the Past Masters would take turns in working degrees

On 25th March 2013 a deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge headed by Provincial Grand Master Bro Andrew Paterson and supported by Provincial Grand Secretary  Bro Bob Christie and office bearers of Provincial Grand Lodge  worked a Mark degree

On 23rd September 2013 the Lodge held a Lodge Of Sorrow for P.M Bro Andrew Bryce a deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge headed by Provincial Grand Master Bro Andrew Paterson and the family of Bro Bryce were admitted into the Lodge I.P.M Bro Ian Mackenzie lead the meeting which was well attended by brethern from all over the province on the evening £220 was raised for lymphonia research a charity of Mrs Bryces choice

On 14th October 2013 Bro Adam  Wallace son of P.M Robert Wallace and Grandson of Architect Bro Adam Wallace was initiated as a Lewis

It was agreed that P.M Bro Ian Lawson would take up the position of Master for the year

On 10th March 2014 Bro James Wallace son of P.M Bro George Wallace and Grandson of Bro Adam Wallace was initiated as a Lewis

On 22nd September 2014 Lodge Wemyss 777 headed by R.W.M Bro Bill Mathers P.M and supported by P.M Bro Robert Campbell worked a Mark Degree

Also on the same evening the Lodge had the pleasure of investing P.M Bro Bill Macintosh and P.M Bro Alex Whitehill of Lodge St John 35 as Honorary Members

On 10th November 2014 The provincial Grand Master Bro Andrew Paterson rededicated a bible presented to the lodge by P.M Bro James Dean on behalf of P.M Bro Robert M Somerville who;s wish it was to honour him with a bible for his services to the lodge ( image below )

It was agreed that Bro Matthew Thomson would take up the position of Master for the year 2015

Bro Ian Mackenzie P.M will take up the position of secretary after Bro George Reid P,M  announced his retirement after 21 years

On Thursday 8th January 2015  the Lodge was invited to Lodge Balgonie 764 to work a  Third Degree for Bro Zack Guild Grandson of our late P.M Bro Andrew Bryce

On Saturday 25th April 2015 P.M Brother Ian Mackenzie received Honorary Provincial Grand Rank (Honorary Provincial Grand Marshall)

On 12th October 2015 P.M Bro Ian Cotton returned to the Lodge to work a First Degree his first since leaving for Leeds in 1989

On 23rd November 2015 a deputation from Lodge Wemyss 777 headed by R.W.M Bro Duncan Selkirk worked a First Degree

On 11th January 2016 W.J.W Bro John Cairns worked a Fellowcraft Degree for the first time

On 25th January 2016 A Deputation from Lodge Lindores no106 headed by R.W.M Bro Ally Wilkie worked a Second Degree

On 11th February 2016 A Deputation went to Lodge St  John no 35 Falkland to work a Second Degree

On 26th February 2016 R.W.M Bro Matthew Thomson was Installed for the second time

On 14th March 2016 Bro William Wallace son of P.M Bro George Wallace Brother of Bro James Wallace and Grandson of Bro Adam Wallace was Initiated as a Lewis

On 7th June 2016 A Deputation went down to Leeds to Visit Lodge Horsford no 5339 The Affiliated Lodge of our P.M Bro Ian Cotton were we witnessed an initiation Degree with a excellent harmony that followed

On 28th September 2016 the Lodge voted that Bro Gordon Michie W.S.P,G.M be nominated for the position of P,G,M of Fife and Kinross

On 31st October 2016  saw the Lodge head the five Monday Lodge meeting Lodges 304 400 1159 and 1183 all taking part in a Fellowcraft Degree

On 24th November 2016 Bro George Reid was nominated for Honorary Grand Rank by the Grand Lodge of Scotland

On 23rd January 2017 A Deputation from  Lodge Lindores no 106 headed by R.W.M Bro Ally Wilkie worked a Second Degree

On 24th February 2017 Bro Robert Wallace was Installed as R.W.M Bro Robert was first Installed 23 Years Ago in 1994

On 13th March 2017 P.M Bro Iain Lawson was presented with his Fifty Year Diploma

On 22nd March 2017 A Deputation of the Lodge headed by R.W.M Bro Robert Wallace visited Lodge Lindores no 106 to work a Second Degree

On 10th April 2017 P.M Bro George Reid was presented with his Fifty Year Diploma

On 27th May 2017 R.W.M Bro Robert Wallace along with W.S.W Bro George Wallace and I.P.M Bro Mathew Thomson attend the 250th Anniversary of Lodge Lindores no 106

On 15th September 2017 R.W.M Bro Robert Wallace attended the Installation of Lodge Templehall 1599 and was Installing D.O.C

On 29th September 2017 R.W.M Bro Robert Wallace attended the Installation of Lodge Wemyss 777 and was Installing Inner Guard

On 3rd October 2017 a deputation lead by R.W.M Bro Robert Wallace  visited Lodge St Fothads 1059 to confer a second degree

On 22nd January 2018 a Deputation from Lodge Lindores no 106 headed by R,W,M Bro Keith Doig worked a Second Degree

On 30th January 2018 Bro Ian Mackenzie received Honorary Membership from The Lodge of Kirkcaldie no 72

On 9th March 2018 Bro Robert Wallace was installed as R,W,M for the second time

On 9th March 2018 P,M Bro George Reid presented a set of wooden working tools he had made

During the close season we lost Two Brethren to the Grand Lodge above Bro Brian Ewans  and Bro Joshua Philip Gregory

On 8th October 2018 a Deputation from our sister Lodge The Lodge of Kirkcaldie 72 Headed by R.W.M Bro John Cutland worked a Second Degree

On 29th October saw the Lodge head the five Monday Lodge meeting Lodges 304 400 1159 and 1183 all taking part in a Fellowcraft Degree

On 22nd January 2019 a Deputation from Lodge Lindores no 106 headed by R,W,M Bro Keith Doig worked a Second Degree

On 11th February 2019 Past Masters from Lodges 72 935 and 1599 Headed by P.M Bro Paul Batchelor Lodge no 72 worked a First Degree For a Mr Grant Muirhead this being R.W.M Bro Robert Wallace’s Last Meeting

On 22nd February 2019 Bro John Cairns was Installed as R.W.M for the first time

On 22nd February Bro P.M  Ian Mackenzie would take up the job as acting Treasurer

On 22nd April 2019 A Deputation from the Ohio Travelling Masters Black Watch Degree Team headed by Right Worthy Bro John Lasonczyk P.M Montgomery Lodge #94 Ohio along with 17 Worthy Brothers  visited the Lodge to witness a First Degree.

This second part of our history was researched by P.M Bro Ian Mackenzie

Notable Dates

  • 1st october 1888
    Bro Robertson presented a set of deacons wands
  • 7th march 1892
    Bro A Goodall presented a plumb rule and ball all of his own work
  • 5th december 1892
    Bro Welsh presented a set of working tools
  • 12th december 1892
    Bro Ritchie presented a masonic engraving
  • 6th march 1893
    Bro Heath presented a mossaic pavement and tasselated border all his own work of the most exquisite and handsome design
    Bro Mitchell presented a mahogany jewel case lined with crimson velvet of costly value
    Bro Davie presented silver inscription plate for the said jewel case
  • 1st december 1913
    R W Master presented the senior and junior wardens mallets stating he had made them out of the wood of a gun carriage which had been at Waterloo
  • 1st november 1920
    Bro Hines presented the letter G
  • 13th february 1950
    Bro David Robertson on behalf of Bro Ronaldson presented a volume of the sacred law
  • 17th december 1979
  • Bro Robert Somerville presented a gavel from Mrs Violet Robertson on behalf of her late husband P.M Bro David Robertson
  • There is a another one which was presented to Provincial Grand Lodge
  • 9th March 2018 Bro George Reid presented a set of wooden working tools

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