Each exhibition is designed to celebrate the history of the Tercentenary throughout the Province of Surrey with the final section of each display portraying the local history Freemasonry has played in that area.
The fair is now 26 years old and with a footfall of 4,000 people on the day this is the ideal opportunity to bring our fraternity into the public eye. Starting with a parade (in full regalia) through the streets of Warlingham behind the Mayor who leads the procession. The TBP will occupy a prime location within the fair where we have straw bales for the children to sit on whilst watching the entertainer and enjoying a picnic with their new teddy bears.
Following on from the lines of their successful “Tea Party” the ladies will host a luncheon for ladies of the community not necessarily involved in Freemasonry. It is hoped that other Widows Association Groups will follow suit.
The three choirs will sing a medley of songs some popular and some historic to mark our anniversary.
Details to be announced, but another splendid way for this area of the Province to encapsulate all and celebrate 300 years.
A weekend to celebrate the occasion. With open tours of the Lodge rooms various stalls and also a Teddy Bears Picnic all in a village green atmosphere.
A full parade in Dress Regalia, and Banners. The Masonic Centre will also host guided tours throughout the building for the general public.
Afterwards on the green outside of Surbiton Masonic Centre, there will be a teddy bears picnic and various other activities likewise emulating a village green atmosphere. There will also be one of the Tercentenary travelling exhibitions on display.
All three centres will host Christmas luncheons at no cost for people who perhaps are a little less fortunate than most of us.
This is mainly seen as seniors with no family, single parent families and people on their own on Christmas Day.
Volunteers are already pledging their time at all venues and the catering suppliers in a gesture of good will and to mark our anniversary will donate all the food.
This event not only is a first for Surrey, but a milestone for Freemasonry in general, showing we care about those less fortunate than us in our community.