Memories of our fallen brethren were rekindled in St Helens and Prescot when Group Chairman Colin Rowling laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in St Helens Victoria Square. Vice Chairman Graham Williams simultaneously laid a wreath at Prescot Parish Church.
Dominion Lodge No 4289 had, the previous Friday, held a World War One evening to which they invited non-Masons. Lodge members and their guests, Masonic and non-Masonic, were treated to a meal of black puddings served in snap tins followed by bully beef!
DC Bob McMillan conducted the festivities using his minion wand presented to him at the installation meeting, whilst fines master Charlie Lucas and IPM Garry Simcock interrupted the flow with much jocularity and a plethora of fines!
Community singing followed, orchestrated by ex-choir boy Bob who had produced the impressive souvenir song books to mark the occasion.
The poignancy of the evening was exquisitely rendered by Bill Humphreys who gave a rendition of Kipling’s poem ‘The Mother-Lodge.’