The Floating Grace, which is Liverpool’s floating restaurant and based in the Salthouse Quay at the Royal Albert Dock, is a new venue for the Garston Ladies Fellowship outing.
This was organised by the group almoner Keith Williams and assisted by other volunteers who helped people to board the boat if required. The afternoon’s historic guided tour was given by the captain who gave a commentary about the docks and explained the sights with a little humour and during the tour gave the Garston Ladies Fellowship a new and unique perspective of the waterfront and dock complex.
During the boat trip, the ladies were served cream and jam scones, cakes and assortment of sandwiches for all dietary requirements. All our ladies thoroughly enjoyed the three-hour trip with some dancing to music with the captain.
The GLF was started in 2018 for wives and widows of group members and the membership has grown rapidly since then and is supported by the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity as part of the Broken Column Initiative. They meet and dine four times a year, and it is an opportunity and safe way for the almoners of lodges and chapters to meet with their ladies.