Lodge Ugie #939

Visitation to Lodge Ardgowan #1425

Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West

September 9th. 2006

Lodge Ardgowan #1425
Lodge Firth of Clyde
18 John Street
PA19 1PS
Lodge Ardgowan #1425 Lodge Ardgowan #1425

On Saturday September 9th., 2006 at about 9:00am fifteen Brethren set forth (12 in a mini-bus & 3 in a car) from the Square in Mintlaw. Their destination Lodge Ardgowan #1425 in Gourock, Renfrewshire to work a 1st. (Entered Apprentice) Degree.

Arriving with virtually no time to spare, we booked into the local Express by Holiday Inn, changed into our glad rags, panicked when D*** C******* discovered he'd come without a shirt (rescued by Joe who had a spare) and waited while N*** K**** had a shave..! Then climbed back on the bus.

On our arrival at arrival at Ardgowan we were warmly greeted, fed and watered.

The degree went in typical Ugie fashion with every Brother performing his part in an excellent manner.

After the meeting we bustled back on to the bus and off we went to the venue of the harmony (not sure where, but I am told it was the 175 Club), where I can safely say a good time was had by all.

So on behalf of all the visiting Brethren I would like to extend our thanks to the Brethren of Lodge Ardgowan #1425, especially Bro. John Brice, for their warm reception and exceptional hospitality.

The Brethren that formed the Deputation from Lodge Ugie #939

Led by the R.W.M. Bro. Joe Brice

Ugie visitors to Ardgowan
Back Row [L-R]
Kevin Gray / Bob Sim / William Kidd / Peter Reid / Stuart Thomson
Middle Row [L-R]
Duncan Russell / Ian Bain / Allan Gray / Phil Corbet / Tom Nibloe / Neil Keith / Dave Cooknell
Front Row seated [L-R]
Russel Keith / Joe Brice / Johnny Southworth

Unfortunately due to another engagement elsewhere Douglas Nicol is not in the photo.

In the Ardgowan Lodge room
Back Row [L-R]
??? ??? / ??? ??? / Bob Sim / Kevin Gray / Duncan Russell /
Phil Corbett / Bill Kidd / ??? ??? / ??? ???
Middle Row [L-R]
John Southworth / Stuart Thompson / Ally Gray / Neil Keith /
Tom Nibloe / Ian Bain / Russel Keith / ??? ???
Front Row seated[L-R]
??? ??? / ??? ??? (Candidate)/ Douglas Coull / Joe Brice /
John Brice / ??? ??? / ??? ???
To commemorate the visit this beautiful engraved ornament was presented to Lodge Ardgowan #1425
on behalf of the visiting Brethren by the R.W.M. Bro. Joe Brice
and graciously accepted by the R.W.M. Bro. Douglas S. Coull.
Close up of ornament inscription Doug Coull
R.W.M. Bro. Douglas Coull
Ornamental engraved ornmament
Linked to full screen image
Unfortunately due to the constraints of time we were unable to get a photograph of the presentation.

Joe Brice

R.W.M. Bro. Joe Brice

The Harmony

Neil Keith

P.M. Bro. Neil Keith

Russel Keith

P.M. Bro. Russel Keith

Kevin Gray

D.M. Bro. Kevin Gray

Phil Corbett

W.S.W. Bro. Phillip Corbett

Tom Nibloe

W.J.W. Bro. Tom Nibloe

Bill Kidd

S.D. Bro. William Kid

Stuart Thomson

J.D. Bro. Stuart Thomson


Bro. ...?
Lodge Ardgowan #1425


Bro. Peter Reid

John Brice

Sec. Bro. John Brice
Lodge Ardgowan #1425

Allan Gray

Bro. Allan Gray
Lodge Old Aberdeen #164

Sweetie Bob

Bro. Bob Sim
(AKA - Sweetie Bob
Lodge Old Aberdeen #164


Bro. ...?
Lodge Ardgowan #1425

Dave Cooknell

S.D. Bro. Dave Cooknell
Lodge St. Andrew #518

Duncan Russell

W.J.W. Bro. Duncan Russell
Lodge St. Andrew #518

John Southworth

R.W.M. Bro. John Southworth
Lodge St. Andrew #518

Photographs above taken by Bro. David Cooknell using a real camera.

Photographs below taken by Bro. Duncan Russell using a Nokia N70 mobile phone.

The Horn - half way there..!

A welcome break. Coffee, a bacon sandwich, a cigarette and we were off again.

The Horn The mini-bus
The Horn The Horn
The Horn The Horn
The Horn The Horn
Express by Holiday Inn

...and finally... where we stayed..!