At Union 171s Christmas meeting in Uppermill a week last Monday, the National Second Section Champions of Great Britain 2017 Boarshurst Silver Band provided the entertainment for the evening.
This was preceded by a short Lodge meeting which included the presentation of a cheque to WBro Ron Coucill of St Andrews Lodge No.34 in Salford. As you may know, Ron is part way through his “Marathon” attempt to visit all Lodges within the Province for which he is being sponsored to raise funds for the MBF 2021 Festival – his message is below:
“To all Mark Lodges and Individual Mark Masons who have sponsored me on my Lodge visits this year, I thank you very much for your generosity, and, the very kind and welcome greetings which you have given to me. It has been a pleasant journey for me and the total amount raised to date is £3,561 pounds, which is up and above what I had anticipated raising altogether. Unfortunately I have not managed to visit all the Lodges this year due to meetings on the same dates and other unforeseen circumstance, but I’ll keep my promise to visit those Lodges in 2018 !
The photograph is the Worshipful Master of Union Mark Lodge No. 171 presenting a Cheque on behalf of the Lodge members. Once again I thank you very much and wish all Brethren a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy and prosperous NEW YEAR”.
Over 60 Brethren, their Ladies and guests took their seats for a traditional Christmas Dinner. This was followed by the Band (who gave their best Xmas performance ever at Uppermill !) and ended with a raffle which raised over £250.
The residents of Canons Close enjoyed their Christmas get together on Tues 12th when they all enjoyed the usual mince pies, Christmas cake and a few glasses of wine and bucks fizz.
We were treated to some singing of carols by Bro Alan Roscoe, and a cheque was presented to Lindsey from Legacy at Rainbow house for £465-00, raised by our monthly raffles etc; In all a jolly good time was had by all !
Probably the final Provincial Deputation visit of 2017 took place at Fabric Mark Lodge on Tuesday 19th December. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master John Smith along with 8 provincial officers of the year enjoyed the friendly meeting at Rochdale Masonic Hall. The weather was a bit poor and more “Bro. Galvin educates at Fabric 939”…
I don’t get the chance to write about RAM meetings that often, so here goes. Gawthorpe Lodge 1014 RAM which is attached to Gawthorpe Lodge of Mark Master Masons re-appointed its Worshipful Commander W.Bro Ken Lambshead RAMGR on Monday 18th December. The worship commander is more “1014 RAM re-appoint Worshipful Commander”…
Don’t know if you had noticed but the eBay page that is operated by Garry Errock has been offline for a while. For some reason it wasn’t displaying items for sale properly, so we took it offline to fix it. After several weeks of more “eBay page now fixed.”…