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                                                            Boars Head Meeting oars Head Meeting
                                                            Seven Kings Lodgeven Kings Lodge

                                                               he eagerly awaited 24th annual meeting of the Boars Head
                                                            Ttook place on Friday 29th November and it all started with 140
                                                            Brethren with toys in arms 350 in all. Which were later distributed
                                                            to  5  hospitals,  Queens,  Broomfield,  Colchester,  Harlow  and
                                                            Basildon. The meeting was opened to the chant of Queens We
                                                            Will Rock You. All the Brethren were eagerly awaiting which
                                                            Member of the Craft Executives would be called up to take the
                                                            Masters Chair and perform a double initiation Ceremony.
                                                            It was W.Bro Lee Taylor APGM who with the Lodge Officers all performed
                                                            a Master Class of a Ceremony. It was then time to take our seats at the
                                                            Festive Board and what a night of fun, laughter, great food, Christmas
                                                            Carols and the best rendition of the 12 days of Christmas I think we
       The  Worshipful  Master,  W.Bro.  Richard  Waterman  of The   have all heard. W.Bro Peter Banks then stood up and told us all the
       William  of  Colchester  Lodge  5255,  accompanied  by  the   raffle had raised £2950 and he and the Lodge Members were holding
       Lodge Charity Steward presented a cheque for £1000.00 to   a Christmas Party the next night for 75 Cancer effected Children many
       The Colchester Night Shelter.                        from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the money raised this evening
                                                            to MCA Trust for Children with Cancer.
       This is the second year running a donation has been made to
       the shelter by the Lodge at Christmas. The Lodge has voted   All I can say is this is true Masonry and I commend Peter and all
       to support the Night Shelter on a yearly basis.      Brethren involved for all their work over 24 years! I am already
                                                            looking forward to next year!

                                                                              Helmingham Festival
                                                                           of Classic Cars & Sports Cars

                                                            Each year Helmingham Hall hosts an event called, Helmingham
                                                            Festival of Classic Cars & Sports Cars and next year this event will be
                                                            held on the 2nd of August. It has been proposed that we will have
                                                            a dedicated area  for those who have not only a classic car but who
                                                            are car enthusiasts. Last year there were over 1000 exhibiting cars
                                                            and over 7000 people attending, and £6000 was raised for EACH.
                                                            Please e-mail to indicate your interest.
                                                            After a successful Classic Car Rally organised by W.Bro Henry Bass
                                                            at Stisted Garden Party this summer several brethren asked if we
                                                            could form an Essex Freemasons Classic Car Club.
                                                            W.Bro Henry has started taking names and plans to arrange the first
                                                            get together at a pub in Wickham Bishops in the Spring. Anyone
                                                            interested please contact him at:
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