January 2017

Monthly Archives

  • Friends amongst friends

    The installation ceremony at Harmonic Lodge No 216 meant a reunion for many old friends. Keith Sanders, a past vice chairman of the Gladstone Group and past secretary, was delighted to meet up again with John James the current group vice chairman. Keith attended as the representative of the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison and […]

  • Nae tim’rous beasties

    Revelling in the poetry of the bard, Caledonian natives and aliens alike came together in Blackpool’s Masonic Hall to celebrate the birth of ‘Scotland’s favourite son’, Robert Burns, in a spirit charged with fun and friendship – and with the national spirit of Scotch whisky as well of course – and plenty of it! Authenticity […]

  • Tranquillity at the helm

    It was all hands on deck when Blackpool Lodge of Tranquillity No 6544 decided to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) by conducting a special raffle that offered a spectacular prize of a sea crossing to the Isle of Man for a car and two passengers, plus two nights’ accommodation. The ferry crossing had […]

  • Croeso i Gwilym Gosod

    More than 115 Freemasons attended the installation meeting of Gwilym Buckley Jones as WM of the Lodge of Lights No 148 at the Warrington Masonic Hall. The installing master and WM George Range carried out a faultless ceremony under the direction of Eric Delamere. The principal guest was Tony Bent, Assistant Provincial Grand Master accompanied […]

  • Abercromby Burns Night celebration

    Abercromby Lodge No 3699 held its inaugural Burns Night on behalf of the Gladstone Group to celebrate the life and times of Robert Burns and the tercentenary of Freemasonry. From what started off as a small idea of hosting an event, with the support of other brethren, it soon escalated into a hugely supported evening […]

  • Progressing with humour and dignity

    One thing that can be stated categorically about Progress Lodge No 4120 is that there is no shortage of chirpiness at its meetings. Cheeriness and good-humoured banter are in abundance. It is fun and definitely fulfils the goals of the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison when he encourages brethren to enjoy their Freemasonry. However, even […]

  • Stuart steps in

    An unexpected hiatus in the succession planning of Dalton in Furness Lodge No 6828 afforded an opportunity for Stuart Brackstone to ascend to the chair of the lodge of which he is a joining member. A Mason for over 40 years, a past master of Vale Lodge No 5256 and a member of several other […]

  • Chieftain of the Pudding Race Burns Supper

    Members of the Ormskirk and Bootle Group of Lodges and Chapters together with wives and friends enjoyed a magnificent Burns Night Supper at the Ormskirk Masonic Hall in celebration of the life and poetry of Scotland’s favourite son Robbie Burns. Burns, born in 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire is generally acknowledged as the national poet of […]

  • 25 years; piece of cake!

    The brethren of Academy Lodge No 9382 and their guests had a number of reasons for celebration at the installation meeting at the Warrington Masonic Hall. A total of 46 Masons assembled to see Kenneth Croft once again attain the chair of King Solomon. But what made this extra special was that Kenneth was one […]