The lodge meeting was opened in fine style by the WM Azeez Amosun, both senior and junior wardens along with the deacons were exemplary in their supporting roles in what was a very polished affair.
After the initial formalities of the summons, the lodge was opened in the second degree and the Masonic visitors were then treated to a demonstration of the second degree tracing board. Five members of the lodge took part in a wonderful coordinated joint effort led by acting lodge DC Aiden Murphy who started the rendition followed by Glyn Jones, James Beswick, Mark Rainsford, and Alan Jones.
With all the work of the meeting completed, the lodge was closed in peace and harmony. The lodge members then remained in their regalia so that non-Masonic guests could be invited to view the lodge room and ask questions.
At the social board, there was a choice of various ales available for pleasurable consumption, with fines being issued to anyone drinking lager beer, as this not in the Olde English tradition. Excellent food was served, starting with pea and ham soup, black pudding with English mustard, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding with vegetables and finally, everyone was served with cheese and biscuits and a choice of tea and coffee.
The raffle brought about the usual boos and cheers that is always good fun and in good taste, there was a large array of prizes ranging from various drinks and chocolates to even a new air fryer.
In total the meeting was attended by 65 guests many who were from the Rivington Lodge No 8013 in the Leyland Group and from the Leigh Group, including 15 non-Masonic guests. The evening subsequently raised over £900 for charities.