W.R.Callender 136 Installation Evening

On Tuesday the 8 January at Bury Masonic Hall, William Romaine Callender 136 Installation meeting took place with 34 Mark Masons present. Representing the Provincial Grand Master was WBro David Entwistle PGStB.

WBro Thomas Stewart Mills was truly Installed into the Chair by WBro Robert Ashton.

WM T.Stewart Mills (TSM) with Installing Master WBro Robert Ashton

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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

WBro Bill Borrell ProvRAMGR – Home Presentation by PGM

WBro Bill Borrell, a member of Prince RAM No24, was unable to attend the Investiture Meeting of Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank held in October at Rochdale.

The RW Provincial Grand Master was aware that WBro Borrell was not in good health and suggested that he might visit WBro Borrell at home to Invest him.

WBro Borrell and his wife Maureen agreed to the visit and on Saturday 24th November, the Provincial Grand Master visited WBro Borrell and Invested him with his Collarette.

WBro Alston Hall, a long time friend of WBro Borrell was also present as he visits him regularly, especially on a Saturday, so that Mrs Borrell can have some time to go shopping.

It was a most enjoyable occasion and I am certain that we all wish Bill well for the future.

Words & pics by PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren RAMGR