In celebration of the official opening of the Warrington Museum of Freemasonry’s extended museum, located within the Warrington Masonic Hall, the Provincial Grand Master Mark Matthews and his wife Debbie, graced the occasion as the distinguished guests of the evening.
Their presence symbolized the commencement of a new chapter for the museum, following extensive renovations and expansion efforts. Mark had the honour of cutting the ribbon on a commemorative plaque, which marked the culmination of months of hard work and commitment by the museum staff and its volunteer team. This momentous event heralded the grand opening of the museum’s impressive extension.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mark Matthews and his wife Debbie were graciously guided on a museum tour by Assistant Provincial Grand Master Barry Jameson, who also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the museum. Joining them was Vic Charlesworth, the museum’s curator and driving force behind its creation. Mark and his wife Debbie were astounded by the remarkable exhibits.
Following this ‘The Friends of The Museum’ hosted a well-attended fundraising supper. During the event, Vic Charlesworth and Caroline Crook delivered a captivating presentation on the recent additions to the museum’s collection.
As dessert plates were cleared and raffle winners announced, many guests explored the museum and admired its captivating and exquisite artefacts.
This delightful and relaxed evening served as a fitting tribute to the numerous volunteers who contribute to the museum’s operation, the Board of Trustees responsible for its charitable mission, and as an expression of gratitude, for the presence of the Provincial Grand Master and his wife.