And now we come to the war years of 1939-1945. For the first
two years we carried on more or less as usual under the Masterships of
Worshipful Brothers George Reginald Plater and Stanley Monks.
Attendances were small - many members had been obliged to leave Dover
(nearly all the schoolmasters) - and towards the end of 1940 we had to
vacate our Masonic Hall and meet at the Oddfellows' Club, Pencester
We lost our Grand Lodge Officer, Worshipful Brother Felix Dickeson
Bolton, Provincial Grand Treasurer in December of this
year. Worshipful Brothers Basil Pinto Humphrey, George Reginald
Bennett, George Walker Hinchliffe, Percival Arthur Mills and Sydney Ernest
Castle successively occupied the Chair until 1945. Difficulties
were overcome and the work proceeded.