On the 14th April 2018, a number of brethren from St Laurence and their guests had another “away day” when they attended Hutton Lodge No 4640 in Shenfield to support their Bro Emmet on the occasion of his raising.

It was a splendid meeting with W Bro Ken Cownden carrying out a part of the ceremony including the Traditional History, Bro Walt stepping in at the last moment to act as Senior Deacon as well as delivering a faultless explanation of the working tools and W Bro Len West concluding the ceremony with an excellent rendition of the Walking Charge. The Worshipful Master of Hutton Lodge and all his Officers also performed to a very high standard indeed with W Bro Cliff Thoms giving the Chaplain’s Address.

After the meeting the brethren enjoyed a very good Indian themed meal at the festive board with a number of gracious toasts and in pleasant company.