Lodge Past Masters.
When the Lodge was granted it's charter in November 1970 Brother William John Richardson Dodds a Past Master
of Lodge Blackadder No. 1350 was elected as our first R.W.M. ( Bill was always very particular about his name )
He was in the building business being a Clerk of Works with Edinburgh University, his forthright manner made
him an excellent choice for Master, being Installed in March 1971 and chaired his first enquiry meeting on
Wednesday 31st March 1971, when ten candidates attended with there proposers and seconders, all ten were recommended to
be admitted into Freemasonry. They were Initiated in two groups of five, this was done by placing all ten names into
a hat and drawing the first five names, the first five to be Initiated were presented with a suitably inscribed Masonic
Brother Dodds was also well known in sporting circles as a football referee ( S.F.A. Grade 2 ).
Brother William John Richardson Dodds has now passed on but should never be forgotten for the knowledge and expertise he
contributed to Lodge Almondale
During this first year it was passed in open Lodge that the Annual Installation of the R.W.M. and Office-Bearers
would be on the Third Friday in January.