January 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Symphony of secrets

    The recent meeting of Perfect Points, the Chorley group research society took on a musical flavour when Robin Woolfendale presented ‘Mozart the Mason’ at Chorley Masonic Hall. The meeting was well attended and amongst those present was the current group chairman Peter Locket, past chairmen John Robson and Ken Shaw. Peter is also the president […]

  • St George’s Lodge stages a raid

    The brethren of St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 put together a raiding party and visited Prospect Lodge No 7880 to claim the group’s ‘Gavel that Travels’. In Prospect Lodge, the brethren and visitors were treated to an explanation of the Atholl Lodges, a history of the Dukes of Atholl, from which the name […]

  • It’s 3D at Egerton Chapter

    Companions of Royal Arch attended the installation meeting of Egerton Chapter No 2216 held at Elm Bank Masonic Hall to witness a unique ceremony. Three David’s were to be installed into the three principal’s chairs. The principle guest for the installation meeting was the Second Provincial Grand Principal Barry Jameson accompanied by Assistant to the […]

  • Full house for Norman

    Despite the cold night and parking problems, Warrington’s large lodge room was filled two deep to see Norman Pritchard be installed into the chair of Academy Lodge No 9382; a total of 105 Masons. Sitting in the chair of King Solomon for this last year has been Ken Croft, one of the few remaining founders […]

  • A real Baines man

    Baines Lodge No 7844 takes its name from Baines School in Poulton-le-Fylde, which was founded following the death of James Baines, who left a bequest in his will of circa 1717 for that purpose. The first Baines old boy to be initiated into the lodge was as early as 1962, the year that the lodge […]

  • Ian Elsby hits a six

    Ian hits a six, but forget about cricket. Ian Winston Elsby has just become WM for the sixth time. He first occupied the chair of Harmonic Lodge No 216 in January 1994 and remained as master the following year. In 1999 he was again installed as master for what he thought was the last time. […]

  • Ian represents at Stanley of Bickerstaffe

    The companions of Stanley of Bickerstaffe Chapter No 3511 and their many guests, held their installation convocation at Ormskirk Masonic Hall and on this occasion the chapter was honoured by the presence of Third Provincial Grand Principal Ian Higham. Ian was accompanied by Ormskirk and Bootle Group Chairman Frank Umbers, who is also a member […]

  • Paul attends Swinton Chapter installation

    The principle guest for the installation meeting of Swinton Chapter No 6100 was the Deputy Grand Superintendent Paul Renton accompanied by Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principles Colin Rowling, Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies Dave Thomas and grand officer Tony Edden. In support were acting Provincial grand officers Ian Lynch, John Hindle, John Goodrum […]

  • Merged chapters celebrate first installation

    The first installation meeting of a newly merged chapter took place at Elm Bank Masonic Hall. A dispensation had been granted by the Provincial Grand Master for the merger of Victoria Chapter No 1345 and Monton Chapter No 6361 to form a new chapter, Monton Victoria Chapter No 1345. The principle guest for this unique […]