Craft Masonry of East Lancashire
Craft Masonry of East Lancashire

The Provincial Trailer


The RWPGM Sir David Trippier commissioned WBro David Lightbown PAGDC, District Chairman of theEast Ribble District, to provide a Provincial Presentation Trailer. The mobile trailer had to be suitable for attendance at all types of community based events, such as Summer Galas, Agricultural Shows and for general events throughout the Province of East Lancashire, to re-enforce our links and support within local communities, to promote Freemasonry, to promote the East Lancashire Masonic Charity and to aid with attracting new members.

WBro Lightbown, being frustrated and disappointed as to what was available within budget from various manufacturers, turned to Bro Ian Ferrier, managing Director of IJF Developments Ltd., for some assistance. After various discussions a prototype design was agreed upon and with the assistance of Worshipful Brethren David McGurty and Keith Jackson work commenced in December 2015.

The trailer is fully equipped internally with Audio Visual presentation equipment, external removable display panels, Provincial livery on all external sides of the trailer and comes complete with a 1kw petrol generator unit and is equipped with 3mtr x 2mtr Gazebo for additional space if required.

The trailer is available for use at future events held by Masonic Halls, Lodges or Chapters. In order to be able to use this new asset anyone wishing to borrow it will need to have been trained in it’s use.

The following documents are available concerning the use of the trailer

Trailer Booking Procedure

Trailer Induction

Trailer Footprint

Booking Procedure

To book the trailer for an event please check availability on the Forthcoming Bookings table below. If the trailer is not shown as already booked, contact Whitford Caravans on 01282 420029 who will take the booking and confirm this with the Provincial Co-ordinator.
The person who is to collect the trailer must have been trained in it’s use.


Any person collecting the Masonic trailer must have a tow vehicle with a kerbside weight of more than 2,000 kg. The driver must also be a named driver who has attended the induction course.


 Provincial Trailer Forthcoming Bookings


DistrictEventEvent DateLocation
East Ribble Christmas Fair09 December 2017Blackburn Town Centre
East Ribble Hospice 10K run14 January 2018Great Harwood
Ashton & MossleyCommunity Day11/12 May 2018Ashton United
East RibbleGreat Harwood Show28 May 2018Great Harwood
SalfordOpen Day16 June 2018Salford Masonic Hall
Burnley & PendleForties & Forces Weekend30 June / 01 July 2018Burnley
ELMCYoung People Committee Open Day07 July 2018Hewlett Court
East RibbleStarlightwalk07 July 2018(Evening)East Lancs Hospice
East RibbleLancashire League Cricket Finals28 July 2018TBC
SalfordPublic Promotion Event04 August 2018Salford
Burnley & PendleCanal Festival25/26 August 2018


Where the Trailer has been:

Marshalling the East Lancs Hospice 10k Run

The Olivia Campbell – Hardy Memorial Event

East Lancashire Hospice Starlight Memories Walk

Full Steam Ahead in Slaidburn

Another Induction Course

 The Great Harwood Agricultural Show

Hurst Fest at Ashton-u-Lyne

The East Lancs Hospice 10K run

Blackburn Lights Switch on

Vintage Car Show Towneley Hall Burnley

Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show

Rochdale Freemasons Help with Poppy Appeal

Making Good Use of the New Trailer

Oswaldtwistle Mills Pound Day

The ‘Countryside Came to Town’

Provincial Trailer makes it debut!