Over 120 Masons, their wives and guests attended the annual Leyland and District Group Charity Gala evening which was held in the Balmoral room at Wellington Park, Leyland.
First up was Jimmy Cricket who, for over an hour, entertained everyone in his own inimitable style, attracting rapturous applause from the crowd.
There was then a short interval whilst bar meals were served and a final opportunity to support the raffle – the main prize being a 5 litre bottle of brandy.
It was the time for the main act of the evening, 60’s stars’ The Ivy League famous for their hits like Tossing And Turning and Funny How A Love Can Be. They proved to be experienced masters of the harmonies and also surprisingly highly entertaining as comics!
The evening came to a close with Assistant Provincial Grand Master Ray Martland and Stewart Seddon group chairman drawing the raffle with the first prize going to a guest of the Chorley Group Bill Hogan. The prizes were plentiful, the food good and the entertainment superb.
At the end of the evening Glynn Wrennall said he wanted to thank everyone who supported the event which raised £733 for distribution to Masonic and non-Masonic charities to be donated at the Group Giving Day on Saturday 26 May 2012..
Wellington Park was once more the host to an installation and it was the turn of Chris Meadows taking the chair
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Visitors to Leyland Masonic Hall witnessed another very successful installation…..
Stephen Smith installed as the latest master of the Red Rose of Lancashire Lodge No 9640.
Malcolm Taylor, Chairman of the Wigan Group, represented the Grand Superintendent
Nick Medway became the new master of White Hills Lodge No 5209
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