Friday evening was spent in the company of bear carer Andy Croucher at Vectensian Lodge Installation meeting at the Ryde Masonic Centre. Worshipful Master Dave Heather concluded his excellent year as master of the lodge by installing his successor, Mick Jones, best wishes for the year ahead to the new master of the lodge. Andy Croucher was invested as Charity Steward for the second year but also was invested in the office as Tyler of the lodge, congratulations Andy.

Over one hundred packed the temple to share in this special occasion and over 90 joined together at the Festive Board to celebrate the lodge starting out on a new masonic year together.

W.Bro. Dave Heather did the address to the new master, W.Bro Arthur Niblett did the address to the wardens and W,Bro Jim Lee the address to the brethren.

A lovely evening continued when some of the brethren were joined by their ladies in the bar. Celebrations continued late into the night.

A superb evening together. Many thanks to Andy and all the brethren and guests at Vectensian Lodge......Square Bear