A foundation stone is laid for the Sussex Eye Hospital by the Provincial Grand Master.
Full title reads: "Brighton. With Impressive Masonic Ceremonial. Major R L Thornton Provincial Grand Master of Sussex lays foundation stone of the new Sussex Eye Hospital."
Brighton, East Sussex.
LS of a group of Freemasons in full regalia with sashes, gloves and aprons standing behind foundation stone. Major Thornton is speaking. He comments that the stone is set straight (very Masonic language used). He taps the stone into place with a mallet.
Pan along exterior of building area as gathered people sing hymn.
Major Thornton pours wine on the stone to bless it. Cut aways to show size of watching congregation. He pours oil onto the stone. Shots of Masons in the crowd.