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Remembrance Day 2011

 

Service of Remembrance
Corstorphine Village War Memorial
Sunday 13th November 2011

 

Remembrance Day 2011

 

For the first time in a number of years, Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 had the opportunity to lay a wreath at the War Memorial in Corstorphine Village.

The event was very well attended and attracted wreaths from the Royal Navy, British Army / Royal British legion, Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy, Lothian and Borders Police, Fire & Rescue and Scottish Ambulance Service, Parliament, Scottish Parliament and Local Council as well as local organisations such as The Corstorphine Trust, Corstorphine Community Council, Corstorphine Primary School, Local Churches, The Rotary Club and Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788.

The Service was headed by Rev Moira McDonald who is the Minister of Corstorphine Old Parish Church and aided by some very fine speakers, a bugle player for "The Last Post" and a piper for "The Flowers of the Forest", the traditional lament for fallen forces in the Commonwealth.

Remembrance Day, Poppy Day or Armistice Day is observed in most Commonwealth countries at 11am on the 11th Day of the 11th Month to mark the official end of the hostilities of World War One, and also at 11am on the Sunday nearest that day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wreath from Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788

 

 

 

 

The Poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" where the poppies bloomed in some of the worst Battlefields of Flanders in World War 1.

Perhaps their bright red colour symbolises the blood spilt in this war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

 

Open for Teas, Coffee, Cakes and Biscuits

The Lodge at Kirk Loan, Corstorphine
open for Teas, Coffee, Cakes and Biscuits.

 

In good masonic style, the Lodge rooms at Kirk Loan in Corstorphine were open and serving Teas, Coffee, Cakes and Biscuits to anyone in need of refreshment on the day.

Many thanks go to our Teas Maid Sean Cairns and his wife Lee Cairns and friend Ruth Cameron for all the wonderful home baking provided on the day.  If you've missed it this year, then make a note in your diary for Remembrance Day 2012.

 

 


 

GLOS - Christmas Concert

 

Grand Lodge of Scotland Christmas Concert

 

On Sunday, 11th December Freemasons' Hall will be the venue for a Christmas Concert by the Glasgow Phoenix Choir. Those of you who have heard this choir before will know that they have a huge repertoire and always deliver a great performance. The concert commences at 2.00 PM in the Grand Hall.

Tickets cost £10.00 each and are available from Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DH. Please make cheques out to The Grand Lodge of Scotland. Or call 0131 225 5577. Credit and Debit cards (not American Express) are accepted. You are also welcome to call in to pay for and collect tickets. Please note that these are sold on a first come first served basis and are already being snapped up so don't delay.

The concert is is in support of Edinburgh's 500 Miles Charity and is sponsored by W. T. Dunbar.

 

 

 

 

Berlin 2011

Visit to Thistle & Saltire 1040 G.C. (Berlin) 26th Novemeber 2011

 

Our R.W.M. Bro. Edward Kelly has passed on the following information regarding this years visit to Lodge Thistle & Saltire in Berlin.

 

Brandenburg Tor

 

Grosse-Landesloge Peter Lenne Strasse 1-3 14195

 

The meeting will be held on Sat 26 Nov 2011 and. Travel is by Flight Glasgow to Schonefeld on Fri 25th Nov, stay 3 Nights and return on Mon 28 Nov.

 

Travel Outward

 

Travelling on Fri 25 Nov on  Easyjet Flight no   6823

From Glasgow 09:35hrs
Arriving at Schonfeld 12:45hrs
Flight Cost Approx £148.44 + Case £170.44

 

Travelling from Schonefeld to Berlin, by either road or rail.

 

Travel Inward

 

Fri 25 Nov by either road or rail. Schonefeld/Berlin

 

Travelling on Mon 25 Nov on Easyjet Flight no   6824

From Schonfeld 13:10hrs
Arriving Glasgow 14:40hrs

 

Accommodation

 

Accommodation is available in Ravenna Hotel Grunewald  Strasse 89,  12165

 

 

In conclusion

 

Anyone interested in attending should book onto the above Web Sites and book flights and accommodation as soon as possible as seats on the flight are booked well in advance.  Anyone seeking assistance or further information should speak to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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Deputation to Lodge Royal Thistle No.1338

We have been invited to bring a Deputation to Lodge Royal Thistle No.1338 on Monday 26th September 2011.

This is our first deputation and as such our R.W.M. Bro. Edward Kelly is looking for as much support as possible.

 

Lodge Royal Thistle No.1338 Tyles at 19:15,  meets at 11/23 Morningside Drive in Edinburgh and are carrying out a Second Degree on the Evening.

 

 
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