The Most Worshipful Brother Barry S. Imber, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, on a private visit to north Devon to see relatives, was a guest of Benevolence Lodge, No. 489 at their meeting on Thursday, 15th September, 2016 (pictured with the Worshipful Master, W. Bro. David Cloke).
The evening was certainly memorable for those present. Bro. Barry Parsons was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason and it is not often that Brethren are called upon to salute with eleven.
At the festive board M.W. Bro. Imber, who is currently also the Junior Warden of the Alexandra Lodge, No. 87 in Amherst, N.S., said that this was the first time that he had managed to visit Bideford at a time which coincided with a meeting. He thanked the W.M. and Brethren for the warmth of their welcome and their hospitality. He also congratulated them on the beauty of their Temple, their standard of ritual and the quirkiness of the fire at the festive board.