A great combination of excellent Masonic ritual, good food and superb entertainment were the ingredients that produced a ‘traditional treat’ for members and guests alike at Runic Lodge No 6019 when they followed their regular meeting with an ‘Old English Night’ festive board.
The ‘first course’ was an exemplary explanation of the first degree tracing board given by master of the lodge Dav Morrow and his senior and junior wardens Danny Mitchell and Ken Needham. Their shared delivery of the work which was admired by all who attended drew well-earned praise from all quarters. The subsequent menu on offer in the Morecambe Masonic Hall dining room following this visual feast was a fitting entrée, reminiscent of those less guilt-ridden times when the perils of cholesterol still awaited discovery; black pudding, Cumberland sausage, cream sherry trifle…’I see no health issues!’.
The audience were persuaded to ensure that worthy causes were in receipt of their ‘just desserts’ by the tender ministrations of the ‘Fines Master’ Terry Nealons, who judging by his attire had settled for a compromise between personifying the ‘Master of Hounds’ and Joshua Tetley!
In what has become an annual tradition, Terry once again delighted everyone with his impressive array of magic tricks, foremost of which was his enduring ability to make money disappear from the pockets of the audience and reappear in his ‘fines box’!
With a total of £225 raised, it can be safely concluded that this was another great example of how achieving a good balance between work, rest and play in modern Freemasonry allows everyone to have a great evening.