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Manchester Association for Masonic Research

 

 

PROGRAM - 2014

 

Advance Notice - Prestonian Lecture - Bridge Street- September 11th

 

Dr Richard Johnson Visits Idaho

 

Dr Richard Johnson Visits The USA

 

MW Grand Master of Utah visits MAMR

 

Have you visited the ‘Hall in the Garden’ exhibition at Bridge Street

Major Addition to the Exhibition

 

The ‘American Patriot Mason’ exhibition is now onloan to Sheffield, West Yorkshire

 

For over a hundred years the Manchester Association for Masonic Research has been a focus for offering Masonic knowledge and is now the North’s leading research association. The Association was born in 1909 from a desire to share knowledge and gain understanding of freemasonry. It was formed to serve Lancashire East, and West, and Cheshire. Founders were drawn from each of those Provinces, with a President from Derbyshire working in Manchester. The Earl of Derby was the leading patron, and the then Dean of Manchester was one also. Vice-presidents included the charismatic Manchester chief librarian Henry Sutton, Henry Watson (who famously founded the music library bearing his name), the Boltonian Grand Treasurer of UGLE Major John Booth, and Roderick Baxter and Fred Broadbent, both trenchant northern commentators and historians.

It encourages brethren to broaden their Masonic knowledge and each year publishes its Transactions which are circulated to a worldwide membership. If you are interested in just listening to high quality talks or even doing some research yourself, help is always at hand.

The Manchester Association for Masonic Research (MAMR) celebrated its centenary year in 2009. its solid foundations have led to a century of published MAMR Transactions. Each volume contains at least four talks and there are many gems among the collection. They largely await appreciation. Sad to say, the brethren engaged and interested in these things over the years have been characterised more by modesty than by marketing.

 

INFORMATION REQUESTS

The MAMR has many members, some of whom are 'experts' on varied aspects of Masonic Ritual, History, Regalia, Music, Events and so on. Should you be undertaking research, have a question about Freemasonry that you are seeking an answer to or need direction on where to start looking for answers, then please contact the Secretary, WBro John Astbury - Email: john.astbury999@homecall.co.uk . He will forward your request to the appropriate person who will be in touch, trying to be as helpful as possible.

 

OFFICERS 2013

President                                           WBro John S Wade, PPrJGW (Derbyshire and West Yorkshire)

Treasurer                                            WBro Anthony D Costello PAGDC
General Secretary                            WBro John R Astbury PProvGStwd
Membership Secretary                    WBro Philip G Myers PProvDepGReg
Programme Secretary                     WBro E John T Acaster PProvSGW
Editor                                                   WBro Fred C Lomax PProvJGW, ProvGOrator, PProvGSuptWks (W Lancs)
Librarian                                              WBro Paul L Norman PAGDC
Asst Librarian                                     WBro Anthony D Costello PAGDC

 

 


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