History

This page will not only be dedicated to the history of Lodge Averon 866. I hope to add to this page related story’s and event’s of note of the Brethren that have over the years contributed and shaped our Lodge into what it is today, their achievement’s not only as a working Lodge in unity and harmony, but as individuals. Who they were, their character and that individual properties that each and every one of us contribute. To begin with I thought I would start with a list of installed masters since the lodge was dedicated. Thanks to WSW Bro Henry MacInnes for supplying a ready made list. As seen below. Lodge Averon 866 – Installed Masters 1897 – Current. Hover over the name to see those marked with a hyperlink to learn more.

Name Date Occupation
James Munro 1897 – 1900 Solicitor
Thomas W Cuthbert 1900 – 1901 Factor
Farquhar McRae 1901 – 1908 Doctor
William. L. Minty 1910 – 1912 Gardener
John F Grant 1912 – 1917 Baker
Finlay W MacDonald 1917 – 1918 Inspector of poor
Donald MacKenzie 1918 – 1920 Clerk
Angus MacMillan 1920 – 1921 Excise Officer
John Beange 1921 – 1925 N/A
Donald W Ross 1925 – 1927 Draper
Donald McKenzie 1927 – 1929 Stone Mason
John Mckenzie 1929 – 1931 Blacksmith
Norman Ross 1931 – 1933 Stone Mason
David M Ross 1933 – 1936 Grocer
Samuel N MacKenzie 1936 – 1938 Grocer
Donald MacKintosh 1938 – 1942 Chaffeur
Finlay Munro 1942 – 1945 N/A
Lionel Cummings 1945 – 1948 Civil Servant
Neil M Brownlee 1948 – 1948 Garage owner
John M Phillips 1948 – 1948 Accountant
Robert G Bolton 1950 – 1953 Plumber
William D Johnstone   1953 – 1956   Joiner
William Dunbar  1956 – 1958 Plasterer  
Leslie L Howley  1958 – 1960 Farmer  
David W Oag  1960 – 1962 Farmer
James R MacDonald  1962 – 1964 Gamekeeper
William J Munro 1964 – 1967   Gamekeeper
William S Doull 1967 – 1970 Farmer
William J Munro 1970 – 1971 Plumber/Electrician
Kenneth McInnes 1971 – 1972 N/A
John A Fraser 1972 – 1974 Police Officer
William Ross 1974 – 1976 Civil Servant
John Gray 1976 – 1978 Roads Supervisor
William A Dunbar 1978 – 1981 Bus Driver
William F Cormack 1981 – 1983 Retired Police Officer
Kenneth MacLean 1983 – 1985 Steel Worker
Kenneth J Grant 1985 – 1987 Electrician
William C Beavis 1987 – 1989 Joiner
Robert A Sutherland 1989 – 1992 Butcher
Finlay MacKenzie 1992 – 1994 General Worker
James A Rodger 1994 – 1996 Fabricator
Iain Duxbury 1996 – 1998 Factory Worker
James B Hercher 1998 – 2000 Fairground operator
Kenneth M Sutherland 2000 – 2003 Police Officer
Charles O Carrison 2003 – 2004 Painting Supervisor
David V Gripton 2004 – 2006 Warehouseman
Duncan Munro 2006 – 2008 Brewer
Frazer A McBeath  2008 – 2010 Fabricator
George Robinson 2010 – 2012 Taxi Driver
 Calum McKenzie 2012 – 2014  Builders Merchant
 Henry McInnes 2014-Current Engineer