Following the recent appointments and promotions, recipients and brethren from the Eccles Group travelled to Blackpool to enjoy the spectacle of the Provincial Grand Lodge meeting held at the Winter Gardens. The group were accompanied by Assistant Provincial Grand Master John Hutton and Eccles Group Chairman Dave Walmsley who have both received promotion in Grand Lodge and appointment in Grand Lodge respectively.
The meeting was well attended with nearly 1,000 Masons enthralling the streets of Blackpool on a fine sunny day, where brief cases and bags of many different varieties were on view.
The meeting was performed with much splendour and dignity and directed by the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison who had a busy afternoon congratulating and presenting honours to more than 450 recipients.
Eccles Group appointments and promotions were:
First appointments – acting officers:
John Harrop Stretford with Trafford Lodge No 4379 PrJGD
Jerry Lawes Monton Progress Lodge No 6361 PrGStwd
Ken Ratcliffe Monton Progress Lodge No 6361 PPrJGW
Jeff Bleakley Chorlton Lodge No 1387 PPrGSuptWks
Stuart Boyd Lodge of Hope No 2679 PPrGSuptWks
Brian Hart Victoria Lodge No 1345 PPrGSuptWks
Patrick Walsh Pendlebury Lodge No 8177 PPrGSuptWks