Centenary Booklet by Bro Colin Dyer

QC-Centenary-Title1Colin Dyer, a member of the Lodge, wrote a booklet to celebrate the Lodge Centenary.  That booklet can be downloaded using the links below and read chapter by chapter.

QC Centenary Chapter 1 To 1891. Growth and decline of freemasonry, Old Charges,Robert Crucifix, Masonic Archaeology Institute;,lodge name petition, Warren in Bechuanaland, consecration delayed, consecration, Masters’ address.

QC Centenary Chapter 2 1891-1916. Start not auspicious, Correspondence Circle, 31 members, overseas members, St John’s cards, summer outings, Speth as organiser, committees, Speth’s death, Miss Speth as Secretary of QCCC, premises, masters, more premises, wartime, ‘enemy’ exclusions.

QC Centenary Chapter 3 1916-1934. New premises, paper shortages, concern over meal prices, 1917 the first history, economies, telephone removed, bequests, more premises problems, summer outings, financial losses, AQC printed up to date, membership matters, Prestonian lectures.

QC Centenary Chapter 4 1934-1951. Membership falls, bank overdraft, a dull period, few new members, war conditions, early meetings, subscription arrears, the Australian exchange problem, rising interest in research, Miss Johnson retires, meals reintroduced, building repairs, many and varied papers, Knoop.

QC Centenary Chapter 5 1951-1970. Change of printers, deficits, aging QC members, recruitment campaign, Transactions up to date, change of accountants, longer papers allowed, masters photographs resumed, Antigrapha resumed, premises again, Harry Carr as treasurer, Correspondence Circle growth, Norman B Spencer prize, ongoing research by members now normal, inflation, more publications, 10,000 members.

QC Centenary Chapter 6 1970-1986. Rising costs, change of printers, postal costs, Questions and Answers, lodge to divest commercial interests, Harry Carr resigns, QCCC subscription rates double, trading loss, lodge and company tensions, 12,500 members, meetings in Provinces, SRIA move out, organisational crisis, moving, computerisation of membership.

QC Centenary Chapter 7 List of members of the lodge.

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