At a meeting of Howe Craft Lodge 13th February 1854 it was proposed that: “This Lodge to sanction a Lodge of Instruction to be governed by such regulations as may from time to time be made by the Howe Lodge” At a Special Meeting of Howe Lodge on 16th February the terms on which the LOI should be founded were agreed. The new Lodge met in March 1854. Bro Bassett Smith agreed to officiate as Director of Howe Lodge of Instruction at a salary of £10 per annum.

The Centenary meeting of the General Lodge of Instruction was held on 5th May 1954 at Assembly Rooms, Francis Road, Edgbaston. The Worshipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens together with six members of Howe Lodge 587 were in attendance.

A thoughtful letter from the then Provincial Grand Master commenting on the centenary festival is attached below: