August 2017

Monthly Archives

  • Lodges and chapters do their group proud

    Members of lodges and chapters from the Chorley Group turned out in large numbers in support of the charity stewards and festival representatives at a meeting held at Ridgmont House, Horwich. Members of 19 lodges and seven chapters attended. The regional charity steward Malcolm Warren thanked and welcomed everyone to the meeting. A particular welcome […]

  • WLFC at the 2017 Southport Flower Show

    The 2017 Southport Flower Show got off to another great start despite the occasional downpour. The organisers expected over 80,000 people to visit over the four days of the show this year. Visitors will see many varied and unusual garden designs, including two designed by youngsters who entered the Schools Design-a-Garden Garden Competition. With the […]

  • Group holds annual golf competition

    The Ormskirk and Bootle Group held their annual golf competition again this year at the Mossock Hall Golf Club in Bickerstaffe, a challenging 18 hole par 71 course, set in 130 acres of beautiful countryside on the Lancashire and Merseyside border. This year as usual non-Masons could participate, with two separate competitions being held, one […]

  • Far reaching donation

    The closure of Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 was not the final act of this former Boy’s Brigade lodge at Liverpool. Renowned for their generosity of spirit across the years, the members on closure settled all bills, ensured a provision to lodge widows and contemplated where the residue would be best placed. It was […]

  • Warrington Temple’s annual bowling event

    An overcast and breezy afternoon could not chill the spirit and enthusiasm of over 30 participants and spectators for the Warrington Temple Lodge No 6420 annual bowling event. Abilities ranged from novice through to experienced players as the event commenced with groups of four in a ‘round robin’ style competition mixing the competitors together. The […]

  • Jo’s appeal

    Jo Davies was a well-known and popular community journalist with the Barrow-in-Furness based Evening Mail, but sadly she died in 2015 at the age of 38 years as a result of ovarian cancer. With the aim of raising funds to help the fight against gynaecological cancer, the ‘Jo’s Appeal’ charity was established a few days […]

  • Masonic meeting on-board Aurora

    On a 17-night Mediterranean cruise on P&O MV Aurora from Southampton which called at Cadiz, Messina, Venice, Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Cagliari, Gibraltar and then back to Southampton, Martin Smith a past master and director of ceremonies, arranged for a note to be placed in the daily on-board newspaper, which called for any Masonic brethren who would […]

  • Figure of eight ride

    A further exercise to raise our fraternity’s profile and to raise monies for the Masonic Charitable Foundation was grasped by the South Fylde Cycling Group, now proudly wearing their bespoke Masonic cycling shirts emblazoned with appropriate logos. With hazy sunshine threatening some really nice weather, the hardy veterans of several charity rides gathered at the […]

  • 55 years chalked up

    “Our halls are not only the places where we hold our Masonic meetings but are the venues for most of our fund raising efforts for good causes. Charity being at the very heart of Freemasonry, the halls are a vital part of our fraternity.” These were the words of Furness and South Lakeland Group Chairman […]