3rd February 2017
Presentation of 50 year Jewel
The Installation Communication of Commercial Masonic Lodge No. 164 took place on
Friday 3rd February last in the Freemason’s Hall, Londonderry and very soon became a
family affair. The Worshipful Master Elect was installed in the Chair by his brother in law W.
Bro. James Connor. The newly installed Worshipful Master later had the pleasure of
Investing his eldest son Craig as Senior Deacon and youngest son Mark as Inner Guard. It is
believed that this is the first time in the history of the Lodge that four Brethren connected by
family have been involved in the Installation of Officer’s in the Lodge.
We were delighted one again to be joined by a deputation of office bearers from the
Provincial Grand Lodge of Forfarshre (SC); headed by the Rt .W. Provincial Grand Master,
Rt. W Bro. Michael Mulholland
We were also pleased to welcome Officers and Members from Lodge Ancient No 49 (SC)
with whom we have established long and enduring friendship over the years, together with a
goodly number of Brethren from local Lodge’s.
Following the Communication about sixty Brethren retired to the McCurdy Room where an
excellent festive board was enjoyed by all present. The usual toast’s were made and
responded to and following the national anthem the Brethren dispersed. However a good
number of Brethren remained and good fellowship ensued until the wee small hours.