On Saturday 28th January the DKW Cup was brought to Liverpool by a contingent who visited The University Lodge of Chester , the holders at that time. The DKW Cup is named after David Kenneth Williamson who was the former President of the Universities` Scheme of the United Grand Lodge of England and is handed on when Brethren from one University Lodge visit another. The photograph shows several of the Liverpool Brethren who went to Chester and the Cup being handed on to one of our youngest members by an Assistant Provincial Grand Master from the Cheshire Province and the Worshipful Master from The University Lodge of Chester .
…and lose it in March to the Aurora Lodge – the Universities` Scheme Lodge in Leeds
At our meeting on Monday 13th March eight visiting Brethren from the Aurora Lodge No.4047 in Leeds claimed the DKW Cup to take it over the Pennines and continue its` journey promoting harmony and fellowship amongst University Scheme Lodges across England and Wales. The Worshipful Master of the University Lodge of Liverpool (r) handed the Cup across to the Master of Aurora Lodge at the end of dinner.
The Cup makes its way around the table – seen here – with a Brother drinking from it while other Brethren stand ready to receive it in turn and once having drunk turn outwards to guard the drinkers` back while he is engaged with the Cup.