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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 […]

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    Brenda and Doug celebrate in good style

    Anfield Lodge No 2215 is a member of the Woolton Group of lodges and the members are renown for enjoying their social occasions to the full, and Brenda and Doug’s Ladies Evening was no exception. Over 90 Masons, wives and partners, together with non-Masonic guests met at the Holiday Inn in Runcorn to enjoy, what […]

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    Farewell to Peace and Pemberton Chapter

    It was an installation tinged with sadness at Peace and Pemberton Chapter No 4686. The chapter was honoured and delighted to receive Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Ian Cuerden as the principal guest, on this special occasion at Pemberton Masonic Hall. Ian was accompanied by fellow officers from Supreme Grand Chapter including Deputy Grand Superintendent […]

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    How many deputy DCs for a perfect ceremony?

    The members of Red Triangle Chapter No 3874 held their annual installation ceremony at Woolton Golf Club, where they witness the installation of Harry White as first principal. They were honoured by the presence of the Deputy Grand Superintendent Danny Jones. Also in attendance were no less than six deputy directors of ceremony to keep an […]