Mossley Lodges Sunday Social

On Sunday December 2nd at the Printers Arms in Denshaw , Saddleworth the 4 Mark and RAM Lodges based in Mossley (Rose of York 1010 and Mossley 1381) once again joined forces to hold their annual Sunday Social.

WBros Peter Adamson (WM/WC Rose of York 1010) and Mark Rowe (Mossley RAM 1381).

A total of 28 Brethren with their Ladies and friends braved the foul weather to enjoy a couple of hours together.

WBros Barry Rhodes and John Wilson with their Ladies Anne and Lynda.

Following a brief warm welcome from organiser WBro Garry Errock, everyone tucked in to enjoy a sumptious 3 course lunch and much banter ensued.

WBro Garry Errock with family and friends.

The remaining half dozen squares on a Double Chance Draw Card were sold with the lucky winner of the £20 initial prize being WBro Les Morgan of Mossley RAM 1381. This was followed by the usual raffle and in total the grand sum of £150 was raised for the 2021 Festival.

WBros T.Stewart Mills and David Rainford ProvGSec

Everyone agreed it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and we are all already looking forward to next years event – booked for 1st December 2019 !

Words & pics by TSM

Regalia Sales now £17000 !

It’s now exactly 3 years since I launched this initiative by selling off the old Craft 2015 Festival Ties, the original idea was to raise a couple of hundred quid for the Mark 2021 Festival.

It therefore gives me great pleasure to say a massive –


for all the support I’ve had since then from throughout the Province. I am very pleased to report that, thanks to on-going donations of all types of unwanted regalia, the total raised for the Mark 2021 Festival in 3 years now stands at over £17000 (incl.Gift Aid) !!

Substantial Regalia Donations have been made in the last few months by Roberts 24 TI (Rochdale), Super Moras 1042 (Bolton), Constitution 949 (Manchester) and University of Manchester RAM 1001 (Audenshaw) and I would like to thank these Lodges in particular who have boosted sales by over £2500 !

Some facts and figures:

1. Over 2500 items now donated by YOU and sold – including more “Regalia Sales now £17000 !”

Goulburn 680 – is this a first ??

Wednesday 28th March saw a Provincial Team arriving in the bowels of the Old Bill restaurant in Oldham to support RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren, Provincial Grand Master in his visit to Goulburn Mark 680.

WBro Andy Hickson ProvGStwd, WBro Steve Lawlor ProvAGDC, WBro Garry Errock ProvAGSec and RWBro Alex McLaren PGM

Lodge meetings here start with drinks in the basement bar followed by a trek upstairs to the first floor Lodge Room (complete with Glitter Ball for the post Lodge disco !). more “Goulburn 680 – is this a first ??”

Regalia Sales hit £10,000 !!

I am very pleased to report that, thanks to on-going donations of all types of unwanted regalia, the total raised for the Mark 2021 Festival in just over 2 years now stands at over £10000 (incl.Gift Aid).

Some facts and figures:

1. 1500 items now donated by YOU and sold – including more “Regalia Sales hit £10,000 !!”