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At the 1st June 1981 meeting the W.M. welcomed into the Lodge W.Bro B Thornton and W.Bro R Thornton PPrGReg (Lincoln), of the Lodge of Harmony No.272 of Boston Lincs, whose Grandfather and father respectively was Master of St.Johns Thanet Lodge 1919-20.

The W.M. informed the meeting held on the 1st February that The Right Hon. The Lord Cornwallis K.C.V.O., K.B.E., M.C., D.L., O.S.M., Provincial Grand Master, 1935 - 1981 had died on the 4th January 1982. The Brethren stood in silence as a token of departed merit.

At the meeting held on 6th June 1983 the Secretary read a letter from the Provincial Grand Secretary about the "Toast to absent Brethren". The P.G.M. referred to the recent decision of the Board of General Purposes to recommend that no formal toast should be drunk before those of H.M. Queen and the M.W. The Grand Master and he would be pleased, therefore, if Lodges in the Province would adhere to this recommendation.

At the meeting held on 4th June 1984 we were delighted to hear the minutes of the Lodge Consecration Meeting held on 23rd June 1899 read to a very interested audience.

The W.M. referred to the work carried out by W.Bro F Wright, W.Bro G Marchant and W.Bro H Bulmer in the refurbishment of the Honours Board. Thanks were also expressed to W.Bro T Cousins of the Reculvers Lodge No. 4123 for making two new wings to the board.

The W.M. then asked W.Bro R Mills P.M. PPrGReg to unveil the board. This he carried out with a few words of encouragement to the younger members of the Lodge.

At the  emergency meeting of 16th December 1985 W.Bro A W Gough was handed the Gavel to carry out the ceremony of Initiation of his son Simon. On handing back the Gavel to the W.M. he expressed his sincere thanks to him for allowing him to carry out this memorable ceremony. Also at the emergency meeting of 17th March 1986 another Lewis was initiated, Mr D L King . The son of Bro L J King,

A summons had been received from the District Grand Secretary on the 7th April 1986, on behalf of the District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and the Far East, to attend the Installation of our own Brother, Trevor Charles Berry into the chair of the Foochow Lodge No. 1912 on 18th April 1986.

At the meeting 7th March 1988, The Secretary (W.Bro H W Bulmer) referred to the Warrant of the Lodge which had been framed and hung in the Temple in a position above the Secretary's table. The work being carried out by W.Bro F Sherrington W.M. Royal Navy Lodge No.429. The Secretary  proposed that the grateful thanks of the Lodge be afforded to W.Bro Sherrington and the thanks be recorded in the minutes. Bro S.J.Pigg, S.W. seconded the proposal, which was carried with acclamation. The W.M. also personally thanked W.Bro Sherrington who suitably replied. 

At the meeting of 3rd October 1988 the Secretary reported that due to a misunderstanding, Bro. D F Allan had been raised less than one month after passing, which was not in accordance with Rule 172 Book of Constitutions. The Secretary had replied to Grand Lodge enquiring over the matter and the Grand Lodge had issued a Dispensation, Nunc Pro Tunc to regularise the ceremony of Raising conferred on Bro Allan.