June 2017

Monthly Archives

  • Barry walks coast to coast for charity

    What a way to start the summer break. No more white shirts, polished shoes and Provincial tie, but waterproofs, walking boots and rucksack were the order of the day for Barry Dickinson, a member of Bryn Lodge No 6553. Following on from last year’s successful fundraising by walking the West Highland Way, this year he […]

  • Lancaster Group golfers swing in to action

    In a keenly contested competition, 19 golfers from the Lancaster and District Group enjoyed an excellent day’s competition at the local round of the West Lancashire Provincial Golfing Tournament held at Bentham Golf Club. As well as a number of team and individual trophies to play for, there was also the opportunity for six qualifiers […]

  • Couple celebrate meeting the Queen

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was privileged to meet a Blackpool Mason and his wife when they popped in at Buckingham Palace for a spot of afternoon tea on the Palace’s lawns. Charity steward of North Shore Lodge No 7916 Gordon Thomson and his delightful wife June traveled to London after receiving an invitation to […]

  • Group bowls tournament battles the elements

    The Ormskirk and Bootle Group held their annual bowls event at the Dog and Gun bowling green in Aughton, near Ormskirk; the green being located at the rear of the pub. The competition winner and runner-up go forward to represent the group at the West Lancashire Masonic Charity Bowling Tournament 2017, which will be held […]

  • Putting their best foot forward

    This year’s annual sponsored group walk was hosted by Carnforth Lodge No 4951 and attracted over 35 walkers, who together with a number of our canine friends enjoyed the warm and bright weather which accompanied their endeavours. This happy band of ramblers were given a choice of two walks to pick from, both commencing at […]

  • A right royal day at the races

    Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is a very special occasion, and a visit there is guaranteed to be a joyous and fulfilling event. When you combine this with the organisational abilities of Stanley Oldfield and David Ogden from the Wigan Group, then the trip is destined to be a cracker! A coach full of racegoers, […]

  • Stanley closes the book

    As the 2017 season came to an end for most of us, it is a poignant time to reflect those who have had to find another lodge to continue their Freemasonry. It has been a period of great sadness for the members of Stanley Lodge No 1325 who took the decision after much deliberation, to […]

  • Tony’s date with history

    Curiosity and fascination turned into admiration and pride as leading dignitaries previewed the exhibits in the Museum of Freemasonry at Blackpool Masonic Hall as part of the hall’s tercentenary celebrations marking 300 years since the formation of the first Grand Lodge on 24 June 1717. On the very day of the tercentenary and with artefacts […]