WBro David Lightbown presented a cheque for £500 on behalf of Keep RAM lodge No 911 to the “Ribble valley Art 4 All “ Charity.
The Charity meets for two sessions every Friday in the Clitheroe Salvation Army Rooms between September and June Annually and provides free Art and other creative sessions for all within the local community
The charity was started by Mrs Frankie Freeman in 2018 and has grown to such an extent that there are more “£500 to Art 4 All Charity”
On Saturday, September 17 at Middleton Masonic Hall, the East Lancashire Mark fellowship members and
their wives and partners held their annual Charity Banquet with 104 people in attendance.
Many arrived at 6:45 pm and received welcome drinks from the bar. The dining room was set out in spectacular fashion, and a splendid 5-course silver service meal was served. more “Fellowship – Annual Charity Banquet”
When Mark Men from Lancashire petitioned MWGM William Patrick Albert Duke of Connaught and Strathearn for a Royal Ark Mariner Warrant for Perseverance Lodge in 1922, little did they know that 100 years later, give or take a few months, the Lodge would have seen three PGMs of the Province pass through its ranks, George Gray, George Farnworth Nuttall and Fred Kemp.
The RAM Lodge 403 was consecrated on 27 May 1922. In celebration of reaching more “100 years of continuous working”
On Tuesday the 13 September, many East Lancashire Mark Masons had an early start meeting at Piccadilly train station at 8:30 am to catch the 9:12 Avanti train to Euston London. Thanks to W.Bro Malcolm Mcarthy for his efforts in the organisation on the day. 26 brethren got on board for a most enjoyable trip down to the Capital City. The newly invested Grand Steward of the year WBro Martin Caller was presented with his new Steward’s more “Grand Lodge Visit”
On Thursday, 8th September at Audenshaw Masonic Hall, Semper Paratus Lodge No 852 held their installation meeting.
In attendance was RWBro John Hartley Smith, Provincial Grand Master, along with 24 brethren including RWBro Alex McLaren, Past Provincial Grand Master along with3 chain bearers.
The Lodge was opened at 6:34 by the acting more “A minutes silence adopted”
On Thursday, 1st September St John’s Lodge of Mark Master Masons TI held their meeting at Bolton Masonic Hall. The Lodge was opened at 6:30 prompt by the Worshipful Master Bro Ivan Millington PProvGJW (WL).
The Worshipful Master thanked the brethren for attending and welcomed the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, WBro David G Rainford, PGJD and the eight members of the Deputation. WBro David G Rainford then proceeded to more “In favour of the candidate”
My first visit to Wycoller Mark Lodge No 1582 at Colne was on Wednesday, 17th August and it was their installation meeting where everybody was made most welcome by the members.
The Lodge opened at 6:32 by the WM Bro Frank Bailey, PastProvGCharStwd, who welcomed the 16 members and 6 visitors who were in attendance. Representing the Provincial Grand Master was VWBro Graham Mangham, PGJO.
The installation of Bro Ian Salthouse was carried out by the installing WM, Bro. Frank Bailey in a most appropriate manner. He delivered the full installation meeting. It was indeed a rare occasion to witness a full ceremony carried out by an installing Master.
The newly installed Worshipful Master then proceeded to appoint and invest his team for the 2022/23 season. The meeting was closed at 8:25 and we then proceeded down to the dining room where we had a lovely 4-course meal.
VWBro Graham Mangham gave a fitting talk about the Province and the future of using social media to communicate to all brethren. All in all it was a most pleasant meeting.