Friday 31st May saw a fantastic Sportsmans Dinner take place at Rochdale Masonic Hall. W.Bro Jamie Beninson organized the event to raise money for the 2021 East Lancashire Mark Festival. There were 90 brethren and guests in attendance including W.Bro Gerry Young APGM and W.Bro Barry Heal the Provincial almoner, along with more “2021 Festival – Dean Windass shares his love of Football”
Following the sell-out of next Saturdays Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, this morning WBro T.Stewart Mills announced another event to raise funds for the East Lancs Mark 2021 Festival.
Stewarts sponsored Bungee Jump from Manchester’s tallest building will take place as soon as clearance has been obtained from the Local Authority. more “Manchester Bungee Jump”
Yesterday saw the meeting of Peace Lodge of MMMs No 681 at Uppermill Masonic Hall, where some 60 Brethren from West Yorkshire and East Lancashire Provinces got together to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of that Lodge.
Why East Lancs Masons you may well ask? During the presentation of the history of the Lodge, the reason became clear – the Founders of more “East meets West at Peace Mark 681 (West Yorks)”
On Tuesday 19th March, 22 Acting Provincial Officers of the year accompanied the PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren together with his Deputy PGM VWBro John Hartley Smith and Assistant PGMs WBro Gerald Noel Howard Young and VWBro David Hedley Thompson to the more “St Andrews Mark Lodge No 34 – 150th Celebration Meeting”
At Middleton Masonic Hall last night, one of the oldest Lodges in the Province, Faith 20 held their Mark meeting preceded by a brief meeting of the RAM Lodge. In attendance was the Deputy PGM, VWBro John Hartley Smith who was accompanied by a Deputation of more “Faith 20 Mark & RAM”
On Tuesday 12th February Quatuor Legati Mark Lodge No 1165 held their meeting with 20 Mark Masons in attendance.
Representing the Provincial Grand Master, WBro Keith Doyle witnessed the Advancement of Bro.Gordon Haswell Hartley. The Ceremony was started by the WM WBro Derek Bennett and completed with the assistance of WBro Dennis Scowcroft who did an outstanding job.
This was followed by WBro Bennett being proclaimed WM for a further year.
A long but very enjoyable evening was concluded by an excellent 4 course meal, completion of a Double Chance Draw Card (winner WBro C Whalley) and the usual toasts.
WBro T Stewart Mills PPGSO
Warm mince pies Christmas cake, white and red wine in abundance and raffle prizes galore. The Chairman and Secretary of the Canons Close Committee, WBro more “Canons Close Christmas Meeting”