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  • Ken celebrates 60 years in Freemasonry

    Kenneth William Cartwright PPrJGW, a member of Longford Lodge No 5900, celebrated 60 years in Freemasonry. To officiate on this special occasion, the lodge welcomed APrGM John Seddon who was accompanied by Ian Halsall PrDGDC, Eccles Group Chairman Stuart Boyd and other acting officers. Initial business concluded, John Seddon occupied the chair and requested that […]

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    Leyland Masons aid St Catherine’s Hospice

    A generous donation made to St Catherine’s by the Leyland Group of Freemasons has contributed towards a useful new cleaning machine being purchased for use in the hospice’s inpatient unit. The hospice has invested in new cleaning equipment for its floors, which prevents them from becoming slippery and speeds up the process for the hard-working […]

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    Orrell all the way for Derek

    The installation meeting of Orrell Lodge No 8371, which meets at Pemberton Masonic Hall, was honoured by the presence of Phil Gunning, Deputy Provincial Grand Master. Phil was accompanied on this occasion by grand officers, led by Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Ogden, together with Geoffrey Porter (group chairman) and Graeme Hughes, supported by acting […]

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    Wigan Masters and First Principals’ Festival

    It was an impressive turnout for the Wigan Group’s Masters and First Principals’ Festival at Bryn Masonic Hall, with leaders of all lodges and chapters packing the lodge room and later dining downstairs. The occasion followed a tried and tested format, with initial tea, coffee and biscuits with informal socialising, followed by a question and […]

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    Duncan attends Swinton Chapter convocation

    The principle guest for the installation meeting of the Swinton Chapter No 6100 held at Swinton Masonic Hall was Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Duncan Smith. On arrival, Duncan was welcomed by Eccles Group Vice Chairman Patrick Walsh who presented Duncan with a bag of the traditional Eccles cakes to which he gratefully received. […]

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    Stanley of Bickerstaffe Chapter installation

    The companions of Stanley of Bickerstaffe Chapter No 3511 and their many guests, held their installation convocation at Ormskirk Masonic Hall and for this occasion the chapter was honoured by the presence of Malcolm Warren as the representative of the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison. For the meeting Malcolm was accompanied by the Ormskirk and Bootle […]

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    David is installed at Egerton Chapter

    Companions and friends witnessed the installation of David Hill as first principal at the meeting of Egerton Chapter No 2216 held at Elm Bank Masonic Hall. The principal guest was Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Chris Butterfield PGStdB who was accompanied by grand officer Dave Walmsley PGStdB, Jim Hardman PrGStwd and Eccles Group Vice Chairman […]

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    Peace and Unity installs its next master

    A successful ballot at the previous meeting saw the Lodge of Peace and Unity No 314 install Ian Crawford Walton as the next master of the lodge. The principal guest of the evening was Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Randerson. He was supported by Past Provincial Grand Master Peter Hosker, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Masters […]

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    David takes the chair for the third time

    David Catterall returned to the chair of Halcyon Lodge No 6500 for the third time and the lodge was honoured by the presence of Assistant Provincial Grand Master Derek Parkinson and Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master Bill Seddon. They were accompanied by grand officers Ian Greenwood, Stan Rigby and Chairman of Preston Group Stephen Bolton. They […]