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    Fun and frolics at Anfield Lodge

    A lot of Masons were expected to attend this installation ceremony of Anfield Lodge No 2215 and so it was with over 80 attending. As the brethren walked into the temple there was a happy buzz with Masons greeting one another and the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies rehearsing the troops. There were several acting […]

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    Hardshaw Lodge installs a new Master

    Paul Brunskill installed Darren Forshaw into the WM’s chair of Hardshaw Lodge No 8722 in a first-class ceremony enhanced by the presence of Assistant Provincial Grand Master Tony Bent. Tony was accompanied by six grand officers and St Helens and Prescot Group Chairman Graham Williams.  The ceremony, conducted Paul with his usual flair, was highly […]

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    David proclaimed at Barrow

    Amongst the guests at the installation meeting of Barrow Lodge No 3928 were the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison, accompanied by Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Grainger, the two Provincial Grand Wardens and Furness and South Lakeland Group Chairman Peter Schofield. Also supporting Tony at the installation were eight other acting Provincial grand officers, all of […]

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    Harry’s golden jubilee

    A golden jubilee celebration was held by the members of Old Huttonian Lodge No 7614 in the old school hall of Hutton Grammar. Harry Thomason was the proud Mason to be honoured on the day following 50 wonderful years in the Craft and a good number of colleagues and visitors turned out to witness the […]

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    William Brittain Roberts’ gravestone restored

    In October 2016, Vic Charlesworth, Curator of the Warrington Masonic Museum, became aware of the existence of a Mason’s grave in the cemetery at St Thomas Church, Stockton Heath, Warrington. Vic visited the grave and discovered that the memorial and gravestones were in a very poor condition. Vic asked Caroline Crook, Archivist at Warrington Masonic […]

  • A true family occasion at South Liverpool Lodge

    On a very windy autumnal evening the brethren and guests of South Liverpool Lodge No 2681 gathered at Garston Masonic Hall to celebrate the installation of Paul Armstrong into the chair of King Solomon. This is to be Paul’s second time occupying the master’s chair, having previously served as WM in 2008. The principal guest for […]

  • A family affair

    Some 60 members and guests assembled for the regular get-together Sunday carvery at City Lodge No 2514, but on this occasion, there was a difference. As the WM and his wife have two very young children and sometimes find it difficult to get babysitters they decided that instead of a formal ladies’ night they would […]

  • Jolly boys’ outing to Southport

    Each year, starting around the later weeks of September, there is a great deal of high-spiritedness and elation amongst Royal Arch companions as the Provincial Grand Chapter meeting in Southport draws ever closer. This year, in coming to the decision to give their patronage to the full, many companions had been actuated by a diverse […]

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    Provincial Grand Master visits Chorley Lodge

    The members and guests of Chorley Lodge No 6287 were honoured to receive the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison into their lodge meeting to witness a third degree ceremony. Tony was accompanied by the full Provincial team together with the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phil Gunning, Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon, Provincial Grand Director […]

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    Thurston installation

    It may have been wet, windy and uninviting outside but in complete contrast there was a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside Ulverston Masonic Hall for the installation meeting of Thurston Lodge No 2525. Principal guest on the day was the Provincial Grand Secretary Peter Taylor. Peter was a very appropriate choice to represent the Provincial […]