Arcade Foundation Stone Ceremony – 1835
Hampshire Telegraph – Monday June 8, 1835
EAST MEDINA LODGE, No 204, Ryde, Isle of Wight, 28th May, 1835
The Worshipful Master, Officers, and Brethren of the EAST MEDINA LODGE, deeply impressed with a due sense of the distinguished honour conferred on them by the presence of the Right Honourable the Earl of Durham, the Deputy GM of England, on Monday last, the 25th instant, for the purpose of laying the foundation stone of the Royal Victoria Arcade, take leave most respectfully and fraternally to return his Lordship their thanks for the very handsome and ready acquiescence of his Lordship with the invitation and wishes of the Brethren.
To the Rev William Moore, MA, they also tender their best thanks for the very handsome manner in which he acceded to their request in performing Divine Service, and for the admirable and excellent Sermon delivered on the occasion.
The Worshipful Masters, Officers, and Brethren of the East Medina Lodge, feel it their pleasing duty to return their fraternal thanks and acknowledgements to the Worshipful Masters, Officers and Brethren of the West Medina Lodge, Cowes, No 41.
Albany Lodge, Newport, 176
Phoenix Lodge, Portsmouth, 319
Harmony Lodge, Gosport, 387
New Forest Lodge, Lymington, 401
Royal Sussex Lodge, Portsea, 428
Also to Brother Sir Lucius Curtis, Bart., Provincial SGW of the County of Hants; Brothers Squires and Osborne, PPSG Wardens of the Isle of Wight; and to Brother Palmer of the Vectis Lodge, Newport, 388; for their attendance on the above occasion, and to assure them at all times the East Medina Lodge will feel lit no less a pleasure than a duty to render them, and the Fraternity in general, every assistance in their power, and to express their best wishes for the success of the Craft in general, and the individual happiness and prosperity of their Brethren, who so fraternally and readily rendered their assistance on the occasion of laying the Foundation Stone of the Royal Victoria Arcade.
THOMAS DASHWOOD, WM
W E F G SHERIDAN, SW
EDWARD MARVIN, JW