Luxury Steam Train Trip

In East Lancashire, we have the ELMBF (East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund) our own Provincial Mark Charity which administers and distributes funds raised within the province of East Lancashire and any National donations provided by the Mark Benevolent Fund.

In addition to its responsibility for the administration of two groups of properties in East Lancashire, provided to give affordable more “Luxury Steam Train Trip”

Summer train trip for ELMBF

In East Lancashire, we have the ELMBF (East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund) our own Provincial Mark Charity who administer and distribute funds raised within the province of East Lancashire and any National donations provided by the Mark Benevolent Fund.

In addition to its responsibility for the administration of two groups of properties in East Lancashire, provided to more “Summer train trip for ELMBF”

1272- The Jewel in the Crown

East Lancashire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge 1272 recently held their January meeting at Stanley House in Audenshaw. It was a low turnout due again to the Covid situation, but those in attendance had a good time just being amongst Mark brethren again. The business was conducted by the WM and his officers and all business was more “1272- The Jewel in the Crown”

Another 100 not out for Canon’s Close !

Mrs Jenny Collier reached the wonderful age of 100 on 20th October 2018.

Attending the celebrations on behalf of the Mark Degree were the Provincial Grand Master and his wife Leslie. The Chairman of the ELMBF Howard Nuttall and his wife Carole. The Provincial Almoner Barry Heal and my wife Eva and I and 75 guests in total.

Jenny was born in 1918 and spent all her life in Great Lever, Bolton until moving to Barlow House. Canon’s Close in 2005.

At 11 Jenny gained a scholarship to The County Grammar School, matriculated with distinctions and at age 16 started working in the Civil Service in Manchester. She recalls travelling by train into the City during the blackout.

She married Horace in 1942 who was a lecturer in textiles and worked at the then Bolton Institute until he retired.

Jenny returned to work in 1960 after her 2 daughters were born and worked until she retired at 65.

Jenny and Horace celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1992. Unfortunately, Horace died of a heart attack in 1995. They both felt blessed with having six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

When she moved into Barlow House, she carried on doing charity work and attending groups at St Peter’s Halliwell and is still going strong.

Over my time as chairman of the Management Committee it has been a pleasure and a privilege to get to know Jenny, a lovely lady whom I am proud to call a friend. Hence it was an honour for me, on this special day, to be able to propose a toast to her continued health.

Pictures:-

No1. Her cake and a card from the Queen.
No 2 Guests arriving. Leslie McLaren, Howard Nuttall, Carole Nuttall,
Alex McLaren and behind him Barry Heal.
No3 Me with Jenny after the toast
No4 Jenny with a sparkly candle
No5 Jenny cutting the cake
No6 The PGM and Leslie with Jenny
No7 Howard and Carole with Jenny
No8 Barry Heal

Canon’s Close – Change of Site Manager.

After fourteen years of excellent service, Dennis Scowcroft has decided to retire from the Canon’s Close Managements Committee as Site Manager. It was impossible to persuade, blackmail or tempt him in any way to continue.

Dennis will be a big loss to the Committee since he brought such knowledge and expertise to the job. Organising and planning the work and ensuring costs were always scrutinised to give us the most competitive price for a quality job.

Both the Committee and the ELMBF are grateful for all his efforts on their behalf.
We wish him a long and happy, well earned retirement.

I have asked John Welsby if he will take over the responsibility. He will have a hard act to follow but coming from a similar background to Dennis, with a good knowledge of all the trades and with an initial helping hand from Dennis, I am sure we will survive.

John Tiler
Chairman

Boarshurst Silver Band receive £3500 ELMBF Donation

Last Sunday evening, WBro Howard Nuttall ELMBF Chairman, WBro Malcolm McCarthy ELMBF Secretary and I made our way to sunny Greenfield in Oldham to attend a “Night at the Movies” Concert given by Boarshurst Silver Band.

ELMBF Chairman WBro Howard Nuttall presents Boarshurst Band Conductor James Garlick with a cheque.

We were accompanied by our Ladies Mrs Carol Nuttall, Mrs Joan McCarthy and Mrs Christine Errock who, together with the large Band Club audience, thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of some amazing music whilst watching edited film clips on the large screen.

The purpose of our visit was to present the Band with a Donation to fund the production of a CD celebrating the band’s 170th Anniversary – watch the video of the presentation below (now viewed by over 1000 on Facebook!)

So who are Boarshurst Silver Band ? more “Boarshurst Silver Band receive £3500 ELMBF Donation”