Hog Roast

Despite the attraction of the England v Panama match (which surprisingly did not seem to concern the PGM), the sunshine at Middleton Masonic Hall yesterday proved a winner as a multitude of Brethren with their Ladies and guests turned up to enjoy the annual Hog Roast.

Enjoying the sunshine !

Entertainment was provided by St John’s Droylsden Brass Band, ably led by Pete Douthwaite (who it is rumoured will be joining the Mark next year !).

St John’s Droylsden Brass Band
Kevin Reaney and Meryvn Wilson prepare the pigs for racing.

The members of the Fellowship managed to extract several hundred pounds from the assembled throng via a raffle, roulette table, tombola, regalia stand, pig racing, play your cards right and lucky dip.

Paul Waring tries his luck with the dice.
John Rimmer relieving George Scaife of cash for the raffle.
Regalia sales yesterday took the total raised to date to £14750.
Stan Bibby and David Greenhalgh at the roulette table.

A glorious afternoon, enjoyed by all (particularly when news of Englands 6-1 victory filtered through !)

Grand Mark Lodge

Early last Tuesday morning, a contingent of East Lancs Mark Masons set off on the annual trip to Grand Mark Lodge in support of the Brethren receiving promotions – WBro Barry Heal to Deputy Grand Swordbearer, WBro David Rainsbury to Grand Steward, WBro Duncan Ferguson to more “Grand Mark Lodge”

East Lancashire Mark Wardens Mess 2018

Some shots of the recent Mark Wardens Mess –

Wardens Mess 2018

Stephen Lord (SW) John Green (JW), invited 22 Wardens.

Provincial Grand Wardens 2017-18 – WBro Stephen Lord PProvGSW with WBro John Green PProvGJW

The guests were the PGM, Past PGM Keith Partington Schofield –

PPGM RWBro Keith Partington Schofield with PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren

Special guest PGM Cumberland & Westmorland R.W.Bro Keith Hodson.

PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren with the PGM of Cumberland & Westmorland RWBro Keith Hodson

In addition our two new Wardens were also in attendance.

Provincial Wardens 2018/19 – WBro Ian Casson ProvGJW with WBro Martin Caller ProvGSW