March 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Second time for Frank

    Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master John Hutton was the principle guest attending Swinton Masonic Hall to celebrate the installation of Frank Foster into the chair of Exemplar Lodge No 5075. John was greeted by Eccles Group Chairman Stuart Boyd who presented him with the traditional Eccles cakes. WM Maxwell Keith Bruce opened the lodge and […]

  • Chorley Chapter installs Simon as first principal

    The companions and friends of Chorley Chapter No 6287 gathered for their annual installation of the three principals and the appointment of officers, but unfortunately, first principal Chris Peters was unable to attend for family reasons and Dave Hatchard acted as understudy. Dave conducted the business of the chapter and following this, received into the […]

  • Jim is installed in an outstanding ceremony

    Jim Hudspith was installed as master of Greenhill Lodge No 6260 following a ceremony that was described as ‘outstanding’ by Paul Hesketh, who was the representative of the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison. Also among the 58 brethren present were three acting Provincial grand officers; Stuart Wilson, Derek Robinson and Gary Bryon. Representing the Chorley […]

  • Mike Caldwell’s 50 years

    Brethren of Ashmole Lodge No 5128, Old Denstonian Lodge No 5490 (Staffordshire) their guests and friends gathered to celebrate Mike Caldwell’s 50 years in Freemasonry at Warrington Masonic Hall. WM Nick Delaney efficiently opened the lodge, setting a relaxed, cheerful tone for the evening. Principal Guest was Assistant Provincial Grand Master Kevin Poynton, accompanied into […]

  • Spring Sunday lunch a Triumph

    Only hours after the clocks clicked forward one hour, heralding the start of British summer time, members of Lodge of Triumph No 1061 and their guests met in the sunshine at the Bedford Hotel, St Annes-on-Sea. The event on this occasion was a splendid Spring Sunday Lunch. This was the first event in the social […]

  • Paul Spann is master of Brookfield Lodge

    Steve Gregory, as the representative of the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison, led a delegation of grand officers as Paul Spann was installed into the chair of King Solomon in a wonderful manner by installing master Lol Spivey at the installation ceremony of Brookfield Lodge No 5077. Accompanying Steve were fellow grand officers John Robson, […]

  • The way we were – the Press and Masonry

    The 2013 Prestonian Lecture by Paul Richard Calderwood was titled, ‘As we were seen: The Press and Freemasonry’ and showed how our relationship with the press has changed since the middle of the 20th century. However, a newspaper cutting from the Morecambe Visitor dated October 1958 which was found by Regional Charity Steward Geoffrey Bury […]

  • Wigan Group MCF fundraiser weekend

    Wigan really did put the fun into fundraising. There were well over 7,000 reasons why the Wigan Group fundraiser was a terrific success. Put together something like 220 brethren and partners, four coaches, a great hotel and excellent entertainment, then add the quality of the organisation, everything coming together and running like a well-oiled machine, […]