Masonic Furniture Donations
It is common for the members of Freemasonry who are associated with the foundation of the building or lodge to donate items for use by the organisation being set up.
Such was the case with the Collingwood United Masonic Temple Trust. This legal entity was later renamed to the Collingwood Masonic Centre Incorporated when the Trust was converted to an Association.
Freemasons and the wives and daughters of Freemasons were very generous and donated many items in the building which are still used today. They are a living testament to the commitment of people, both men and woman, to building a Masonic Building in Abbotsford.
The list of donations include
Master Chair Set: Presented by Wor Bro P.S. Laird P.G.S.D. and Wor Bro A.V. Allison P.G.SWD.B
VSL Cushion: Presented by Miss M.A. Grant to CUMTT Nov 1929
Master's Pedestal: Presented by Victoria Park Lodge No 388
Kneeling Stool in East: Presented by Bro E Hirst No 409
WM Pillar (with lesser light atop): Presented by Wor Bro J.H. Bunning in memory of Bro J.E. Bunning
Working Tools Case: Presented by Wor Bro J.S. Anderson No 409
DC Chair: Presented by Mrs. Cope in memory of Bro D Cope No 102
Tracing Board Cabinet: Presented by Work Bro L.J. Hart No 292
Choir Curtains: Presented by Wor Bro L.L. Myers Abbotsford Lodge 92 Trustee to CUMTT Nov 1929
JW Chair: Presented by The Earl of Carnarvon Lodge No 102
Small Ionic Pillar on JW Pedestal (discrepancy noted): Presented to the Collingwood U.T. Trust by Wor Bro R.H. Clarke WM Studley Lodge 92 15-11-1932
Rough Ashlar on JW Ped.: Presented to Collingwood United Temple Trust by Lodge Literature No 536 30-10-1939
JW Pedestal: Presented by Lodge of St. Philip No 409
JW Pillar (with lesser light atop): Presented by Bro F.H. & Wor Bro C.E. Merrett
JD Chair: Presented by Wor Bro R.C. Thorp P.G.S. No 292
SW Chair: Presented by the Abbotsford Lodge No 92 in appreciation of the service of Wor Bro L Livingston P.G.STD.B
SW Doric Pillar (with lesser light atop): Presented by Wor Bro W.H. Kingsford No 102 & 409
SW Pedestal: Presented by Lodge of St. Philip No 409
Small Doric Pillar on SW Pedestal: Presented to the Collingwood U.T. Trust by Wor Bro R.H. Clarke WM Studley Lodge 92 15-11-1932
Smooth Ashlar on SW Pedestal: Presented to Collingwood United Temple Trust by Lodge Literature No 536 30-10-1939
SD Chair: Presented by Wor Bro W.C.F. Patrick No 292
Secretary's Desk: Presented by Wor Bro A Wilson No 102 & 409
Warrant Case: Wor Bro E.M.H Harris PM 292 in memory of Wor Bro R.T. Hariris P.S.Stw.B Pm 102
We preserve these Brother's memory and their gifts into the next Century.