Warranted 28th May, 1964
There are at least three ancient hill forts in the County, all known by the name of “Cadbury Camp”. The nearest to Nailsea is on the brow of a hill overlooking the village of Tickenham, and in the absence of any records that might suggest how the name came to be adopted it is reasonable to assume that it was this particular one that was chosen.
It is not surprising that support for a second Chapter in the Town came from Members of ESTUNE Chapter, who by all accounts were influenced by the enthusiasm of Ill:.Bro. James Garfield Appleby, subsequently the first MWS of the new Chapter.
The Chapter was Consecrated on 7th October, 1964, by M:.P:.Bro:.Major R. L. Loyd, O.13.E., M.C.. Sovereign Grand Commander, assisted by Members of Supreme Council.
The Prelate appointed on that occasion was E:.&:.P:.Bro:.The Rev. Preb. H. 1. Franklin, in later years to be appointed Inspector General for the District of Somerset and Wiltshire.
It was during his term in high office that he persuaded the Christian Orders meeting at Nailsea to recognise Appleby’s contribution to the first development of the Order in the County for over eighty years.
As a result of his appeal a room in the Hall extension was dedicated to his memory now known as the “Garfield Appleby Room”.
The Chapter meets at Nailsea Masonic Hall on the first Thursday in March, May and October (18 – 30hrs).
The Masonic Hall, Nailsea BS48 1BA (01275 853993).
From Bristol take the A370 towards Weston-super-Mare to Backwell; turn right at 1st set Tfc L along Station Road towards Nailsea for approx 2 miles; Nailsea Park turning on left, which is a Cul-de-sac. MH on left, (behind housing).
From Junction 21 M5, take A370 towards Bristol to Backwell, turn left at 2nd set Tfc L into Station Road towards Nailsea for approx 2 miles, then follow instructions as above.