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Jewels from the Past

Jewels from the Past

A former members jewels and ritual books have been handed to the lodge by his granddaughter for which we are very thankful.

The former member, W Bro Robert Waller, was a founding member and amongst the memorabilia are his Founders Jewel and his Past Masters Jewel for 1951.

In addition there are a number of Stewards Jewels as follows:



1929 Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Festival.

1949 Masonic Benevolent Institution Festival.

1951 The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls  in aid of the Royal Masonic School for Girls situated in Rickmansworth Park, Herts and The Royal Masonic Junior School for Girls situated in Weybridge, Surrey.

1952 The Royal Masonic Institution for Boys.

1954 Masonic Benevolent Institution Stewards Brest Badge.

1956 Worcestershire Stewards Jewel again for the  The Royal Masonic Institution for Boys with a Bar in respect of 1957.



In addition there are a number of old ritual books and a rather worn Mark Apron.

Of special interest is a book presented to the Stewards in the 1951 Festival Year giving the history of the school together with many of points of interest. It bears written confirmation of its presentation to Robert Waller within the cover.

The whole package will be on display at a future meeting. I will do my best to identify further information appropriate to the Jewels.

As previously stated he became a member of Elmley Castle in 1947 as a founder but the current records do not list his date of initiation. He resigned the lodge in 1967. He was a local businessman trading as “Radio Relay” with premises in Cowl Street, Evesham.   At the time of his membership he is listed as resident in Cheltenham Road, Evesham.

The lodge will be asked to consider what should be done with the items. The Past Masters Jewel would be ideal for refurbishment and re-issue to a future past master. The Founders Jewel might be suitable for mounting in a small display frame or passed on to the Museum at Rainbow Hill.

A Yorkshire man born in Nunthorpe, Nr Middlesbrough where he was raised and educated before his move to Evesham.

Additionally there are a few documents related to his year in the Chair (1951) his signed Installation Summons and Ladies Night Program etc.

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