It was a dull and wet day for the Senior London Grand Rank investiture and annual meeting of Metropolitan Grand Lodge on Thursday 5th March, but the day was considerably brightened for those attending the events at Freemasons’ Hall as they walked along Great Queen Street they were greeted by the magnificent sight of the first of the ‘Super Hi-Lift’ turntable vehicles parked outside Freemasons’ Hall and liveried with the square and compasses and the words; ‘Donated by London Freemasons’.

This was the fruits of the hard work of many brethren in response to the challenge set by the Metropolitan Grand Master, Sir Michael Snyder two years ago to raise £2.5 million for the purchase of two of these vehicles for the London Fire Brigade.

A full report to follow later, and in the April 2020 edition of Arena.