Eccles contingent travel to PrGL

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

Promotions:

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

Pictured from left to right, are: John Harrop, Stuart Boyd, John Hutton, Dave Walmsley, Patrick Walsh and Jerry Lawes.

Pictured from left to right, are: John Harrop, Stuart Boyd, John Hutton, Dave Walmsley, Patrick Walsh and Jerry Lawes.