The brethren and guests of St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 were honoured by the presence of John Robson, who was representing the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison on the occasion of Iain Wilson being installed into the chair of King Solomon in fine style by the installing master Graham Wallis.
John was accompanied by fellow grand officers Tom Jackson, Paul Renton, Ken Shaw, Tony Eddon and Chorley Group Chairman Peter Lockett. Group secretary Don Hesketh was also present, along with acting Provincial officers Peter Horgan and John Whalley. The attending numbers were swelled by the very welcome presence of the North West Widows Sons Masonic Bikers, of which Iain is a keen member.
Director of ceremonies Eddy Porter got proceedings underway on time and a fine ceremony ensued. Particular mention must be made of the very dignified and professional manner in which Graham Wallis installed Iain; a truly wonderful occasion.
The working tools of each degree were flawlessly presented by John Askew, Ray Thain and Christian Upton whilst the address to the master was delivered by Edwin Schofield, that to the wardens by Allan Newman and to the brethren by John Robson.
John brought greetings from the Provincial Grand Master and congratulated Iain for attaining the chair of the lodge and also made special mention of the manner in which he was installed by Graham. John also congratulated the installation team on a job well done. Musical accompaniment throughout was provided by Andy Baxendale with some fantastic background choices.
The festive board was enjoyed by all with good food, good wine and especially good company, and along with a superb atmosphere, a tremendous evening was had by all.