Brookfield Hall, Westhoughton’s Masonic Hall, has long been considered one of the finest masonic halls in the Province of West Lancashire and it’s mainly thanks to its past chairman Malcom Dewhurst.
As part of the Chorley and Leyland Group, the main development of Brookfield Hall was orchestrated by Malcom Dewhurst, who amongst other things, oversaw the new two-story Masonic extension and the conservatory extension for the hall.
Malcom was Brookfield Hall Committee Chairman for many years and not only developed the hall into the magnificent venue it is today, but appointed staff and along with his wife Glynis chose the décor and furnishings throughout the building.
After stepping down as hall chairman, Malcolm became a trustee of Brookfield Hall, eventually taking the reigns as chairman and continued to oversee the running of Brookfield Hall for a period of over 20 years in total.
It was for this reason that the current trustees decided this commitment and dedication should be recognised and have named Brookfield Hall’s large Masonic meeting room ‘The Malcom Dewhurst Room’ in his honour.
This is the main Masonic temple at Brookfield Hall and is used regularly for the larger Masonic meetings and for some Provincial meetings in other Masonic Orders. The opening of the newly named room was followed by a Sunday lunch which Malcolm and Glynis were very pleased to attend.