HiramHippo2Hiram continues on his tour of West Kent lodges in his endeavour to promote the Kent Library and Museum at Canterbury. His second outing was to the Elizabethan Lodge which meets at the Shirley Woolmer Centre at Sidcup. Over 40 masons, including a delegation of officers from West Kent accompanying our APGM, W.Bro Paul Flowerday, witnessed his presentation.

The lecture titled “Past present and the future” covers the historic creation and operation of the library and museum. It traces the work involved in the recent development of both the exterior and the interior layout of the museum, before looking towards the Trust’s future objectives.

Members and visitors were treated to an illustrated presentation by the newly formed presentation team, who have developed the presentation, wherever possible, to include information for both West and East Kent. The presentation team, consisting of W.Bro Graham Stanford and Phil Moore, entertained the audience with the presentation and a number of artifacts from the library and museum which have been entrusted to their care. The team was accompanied by W.Bro Robin Evans from East Kent who tours East Kent lodges with a similar presentation.

Hiram the Hippo is the mascot of the library and museum and accompanies the lecture team to any unit hosting the lecture. For hosting the presentation the unit have their unit’s number and date of presentation added to his top. The attached photo shows Hiram joining the Worshipful Master W.Bro Geoff Palmer and our APGM W.Bro Paul Flowerday.

The library have produced a history book for sale, copies of which the presentation team always have for sale. Members and guests purchased 21 copies on this evening alone.

For further information concerning the work of the team, please contact: W.Bro Phil Moore on 020 8303 5498.

W.Bro Phil Moore 14th January 2016