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Heydays of the 1930s

kioskDespite the economic slump of the 1930s, Lodge membership continued to thrive. The telephone network itself was undergoing great change with the introduction of automatic telephony in the major cities and even rural villages. Lodge members continued to be drawn from the 'pillars of the telecoms community'. Lodge meetings were completed with a Festive Board of some 6 or 7 courses, often followed by some musical entertainment.

Two notable members who were initiated into the Lodge in the 1930s were W. Bro Charles Price LGR and W. Bro Frank Thomas SLGR. W. Bro. Charles Price held office in the Lodge from 1943 to 1971, being Director of Ceremonies from 1955 to 1971. He was made an Honorary Member. W. Bro Frank Thomas became Master in 1950 and was Almoner from 1959 to 1975 and Chaplain from 1975 to 1991. He was also the first Lodge member to initiate his own son into the Lodge in 1968.

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