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The' Loyal Valley Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., celebrated their fourteenth anniversary by a “ pound night ” in the lodge room on Monday evening, when there was a large attendance of members and visitors, the room being taxed to its utmost capacity. A lengthy programme of songs, recitations, and duets was contributed to by the following : Bros. G. D. Wright, P. Black, W, Beadle (Loyal Hand and Heart), W. Knipe, G. Winter (Loyal Albion), W. Alexander (Loyal Dunedin), C. Hill (Loyal Caversham), H. Douglas, H. Willis, J. A. Robson, J. M. Alexander, F. Millier, A. C. Campbell, G. Tilbury, H. Green, D, M. Munro, W. E. Millier (Loyal Valley), Mr Haris (a visitor), and P.G.M. Brundell and D.P.G.M. Hamel. Mr W. Himmel acted as accompanist in his usual efficient manner. After full justice had been done to the splendid spread provided, the toasts were duly honored, and responded to by the visiting brethren, including those from Mosgiel and Napier, and by P.G.M. Brundell and D.P.G.M. Hamel on behalf of the district. P.G.M. Brundell, in proposing the toast of the Loyal Valley Lodge, instanced them as a credit to the district and one of the most enjoyable lodges to visit, P.P.G.S. Black, in a neat speech, also congratulated the lodge on the rapid progress made during the past few years, and expressed a hope, that it would long continue. A most enjoyable evening was brought to a close at twelve o’clock by the National Anthem and hearty cheers by the visitors for the Loyal Valley Lodge. The fortnightly meeting of the Loyal Caversham Lodge, M.U., was held on Wednesday evening. There was a very large attendance of members, N.G. Bro. Hill in the chair. P.P.G.M. Bro. Lake, P.G. Bro. Wilson, and P. 6. Bro. Cronin were elected as delegates to attend the district meeting at Lawrence. It being N.G.’s night the members rat down to a spread provided by the officers, and a good programme of songs and recitations was gone through. P.P.G.S. Bro. Black (Hand and Heart), P.G. Bro. Nutting (City of Westminster), and Bro. Knight (Loyal Albion Lodge) responded to the second toast of the evening. One candidate was initiated.

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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES., Issue 10416, 10 September 1897

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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. Issue 10416, 10 September 1897

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