It was unfortunate that the Worshipful Master Robert Jopson was unwell and unable to deliver the installation ceremony and place Bro Alan Dunnicliff in his rightful Chair within the Lodge. It mattered not as the Lodge Charity steward filled the office and performed the function of WM with ease. Jack Aston having occupied the chair of Adoniram on more than more “Priory Mark 693 – Installation at Whalley Masonic Rooms”
The Petition to Grand Lodge was presented in June 1919 and was assented to. It was signed by 14 Brethren, including W.Bro F.W. Broadbent (later to become the Deputy Provincial Grand Master of West Lancashire and 7 brethren advanced into Scarlett Mark Lodge. The Consecration Meeting was held on Monday 15th September 1919 in the Assembly Rooms Whalley. There was a total of 73 Brethren present, including 28 from Scarlett Mark Lodge.
“Did you know, our 3-year-old Grandson Max can demolish a Hollands meat and potato pie in no time at all?” I remarked to the Provincial Grand Swordbearer. “Really?” he replied disinterestedly, as we sat in the traffic jam outside Hollands Pies Factory in more “Priory Mark 693 – Banner Dedication – Weds 5th December”