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The Perfect Structure Lodge

The Perfect Structure Lodge, No. 4579, which was founded by members of the Institution of Structural Engineers, was Consecrated at Freemason's Hall on Monday, October 12th, 1925. The Grand Secretary, Sir Colville Smith, C.V.O., presided at the Consecration, and was assisted by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gisborough (S.W.), Mr. A. Burnett Brown (J.W.), Rev. W. P. Besley, M.V.O. (Chaplain), Mr. Neville Dawson (D. of C.), and Mr. G. J. V. Rankin (I.G.). Mr. J. Ernest Franck (Past Vice-President), was Installed as first Worshipful Master of the Lodge; Mr. H. D. Searles-Wood (Past President) as the first Senior Warden; and Mr. W. H. Webber as the first Junior Warden. Major James Petrie, 0 .B .E. (Past President) is Treasurer, and another Past President, Mr. Etchells, is one of the Stewards. The President, Sir Charles Ruthen, was announced as a candidate for Joining Nembership. Well over 100 distinguished Freemasons and members of the Institution were present at the Ceremony. At the subsequent Banquet, the Toast of the Grand Officers was responded to by Mr. Stanley Machin, President of the London Chamber of Commerce; that of the Consecrating Officers by Sir Colville Smith and Lord Gisborough. The Toast of the Guests was proposed by Sir Frederick Rice, M.P. (one of the Lodge founders), and responded to by Mr. Inman. Other speakers included Rev. W. P. Besley, M.V.O., and Rev. Dr. J. A. Kairn, Headmaster of Merchant Taylors' School.