Thoughts on the early history of the Royal Order of Scotland.

The recent meeting of MAMR took place at Brookfield Hall in Westhoughton on the outskirts of Bolton. WBro Chris Powell spoke about the early origins of the Royal Order of Scotland,and the members were joined by 12 brethren of the order who were keen to learn more about its origins.

At the front Chris (left) is with Allan Shields, MAMR president with distinguished brethren from ROS: - Royce Batters Substitute PGM Cheshire, Ian Clarke Past PGM Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, John Aitkin current PGM Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, John Hill PGM in Cumberland and Westmorland, Jimmy Adams Past PM Cheshire and Rod Geeson current PM Cheshire.

At the front Chris (left) is with Allan Shields, MAMR president with (left to right) distinguished brethren from ROS: – Royce Batters Substitute PGM Cheshire, Ian Clarke Past PGM Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, John Aitkin current PGM Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, John Hill PGM in Cumberland and Westmorland, Jimmy Adams Past PM Cheshire and Rod Geeson current PM Cheshire.

Prior to the meeting the brethren enjoyed refreshments and a superb buffet before Allan opened the meeting and invited Chris to speak. He had discovered that despite the reference to ‘Scotland’ in the name of the order it did in fact have its origins in London in the mid 18th century.

The fruits of Chris’s research will be available in the Transactions for 2019 when published. All the brethren in attendance found the talk both interesting and most informative.

Members of MAMR and ROS enjoying a chat at the bar and a buffet supper

Members of MAMR and ROS enjoying a chat at the bar and a buffet supper

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