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Huntroyd Lodge No 6385
Met on Wednesday 26th February 2014
At Padiham Masonic Hall
To celebrate WBro John Yates
50 years in Freemasonry
38 Brethren turned up to celebrate WBro John Yates' 50th including the APGM, WBro Martin Roche PSGD together with a District Delegation including WBro Andrew Procter ProvAGDC and the District Chairman, WBro Paul Thornton and several other Grand Officers.
After the APGM had given an address to the Brethren and made a presentation to the birthday boy, WBro Yates, WBro W.A.Young PProvSGW stood up in the lodge and said a few words about John which were very heartfelt and very well received by the Brethren. We then all enjoyed a superb festive board downstairs.
WBro John Yates, PProvJGW; APGM WBro Martin Roche, PSGD and WBro W.A.Young, PProv SGW
Pendle Lodge No. 4703, first meeting in our new home!
Pendle Lodge’s move from the Nelson building to Colne Masonic Hall was a happy affair, tinged with a little sadness, rather than the other way around. The first meeting in our new environment was Pendle Christmas Lodge meeting and dinner, always a resounding success and usually involving a taxi ride home. A number of our visitors come from Portugal, bringing with them several bottles of very good port and the entire meeting is unfailingly well attended. The occasion was marked, as usual, with a Brass Band and we welcomed Gentleman guests to the Festive board.
Earlier the same evening the officers of Pendle Lodge took the opportunity to have a quick practice in our new and slightly unfamiliar surroundings. However, all feelings of unease were quickly dispelled, when we met members from Colne Masonic Hall who greeted us with “welcome to your new home”, making the officers and Brethren feel a strong sense of belonging from the outset.
There followed a highly successful meeting, with Bro. Ian Salthouse WM and his Officers contriving to look comfortable and relaxed in their positions, despite this being the first Lodge after our Installation. The catering, by Mrs. Maureen Howarth, was nothing short of sumptuous. As may be seen in the accompanying photographs, a thoroughly enjoyable Masonic celebration was had by all.
Report by WBro Bob Summers, PPSGD
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