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Ladies Festival 21/23 October 2016 at Billesley Manor Hotel

A selection of photos from our Ladies Weekend. Roll over with your cursor to see a captioned full size picture. More pictures will be added soon.

Old Cedarians Lodge Support Leighton Buzzard & District MS Society

WM Ian presenting a cheque to Mr M Taylor of LB&D MS Society

At our  Ladies Festival held at Billesley Manor over the weekend of 21/23 October 2016 at was agreed that all the monies raised would be donated to our Lodge Master, Ian Summerfield’s  Charity for the event, the Leighton Buzzard and District MS Society.  The photograph taken on Friday  4 November 2016, shows Bro Ian presenting our cheque to the Treasurer of the Leighton Buzzard & District MS Society Mr Michael Taylor.

The bi-annual meeting and a buffet lunch of this class who were at the School in the mid 1950’s and are now around 78 years of age took place at the Gables Hall on Saturday 8th October 2016.

There were about 20 pupils, supported by five teachers and with partners 25 in all, which is significant when one recalls that the year class size was about 60 when we were all at the Cedars over 60 years ago.

We hope to meet again in two years time.

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1950’s Class Reunion

Freemasons donate £192,000 to Air Ambulance & Rescue Services across England and Wales

On Sunday 30th April, at the Icknields Road Cycling Club, 2017 Spring Sportive Fun Day, at Redborne School in Ampthill, our Provincial Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother Anthony Henderson, accompanied by Worshipful Brother Wally Randal our Lodge Tyler and Bro Iain

Thompson of Lovells Bury Lodge. No. 4018, presented the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service, with a cheque for £4,000. The £4,000 was part of a recent donation by Freemasons of £192K to the 22 Air Ambulance and Rescue Services in England and Wales. Since 2007 Freemasons have donated over £2.1M to the Air Ambulance and Rescue Services.

In case you Don’t Know:

W/Bro Wally Randal is 101 year old. Wally was initiated into Leighton Cross Lodge,which meets at Leighton Buzzard, in1953 - some 64 years ago and is the Tyler of Old Cedarians Lodge No 8078. He is a former Desert Rat, a member of the British Legion for over 60 years and the oldest Poppy Seller in England. A member of the Air Ambulance crew told Wally that the first helicopter flew in 1939 - some 78 years ago - which was just one year before Wally joined the British Army to fight for King and Country in the 2nd World War, aged 24. Only last week Wally delivered the Traditional History in the Third Degree. In the words of our PGM

“Wally is a truly remarkable Freemason and Man.


and so say all of us.