The WM Peter Beswick welcomed the brethren and visitors to Makerfield Lodge No 2155 Olde English Night. His personal guests where from the Monton Progress Lodge No 6361 in the Eccles Group and visiting brethren from the Marquis of Lorne Lodge No 1354.
There were a total of 48 guests in attendance, of which there were two prospective gentlemen interested in becoming Freemasons in the Makerfield Lodge. The lodge has traditionally held this Olde English meeting as far as records began. Phil Kearns was acting senior warden and David Bridge was junior warden.
A traditional Old English meal with five courses was served up at the festive board. Phil Kearns took on the role of fines King, suitably dressed in the olde dress of the tradition. The total fines and money raised in the evening was £800, that created a huge amount of cheer and laughter.
The raffle prizes where many, with plenty to give away causing much of the usual shouting and booing as to who got what. A most enjoyable evening was enjoyed by all, with excellent food starting with pea and ham soup, black pudding and English mustard, steak pie, chips, seasonal vegetables and gravy, cheese and biscuits and finally to finish the evening with that famous sing along Auld Lang Syne.