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  • New-web-FI

    Welcome to our new website

    Following the launch of our new website, I would like to take this opportunity to ask all the brethren and companions in the group to visit the website on a regular basis. Our new website you will be able to find out about what is happening in the group, be it an ordinary meeting, a […]

  • Ray Martland and Jonathon Slee

    Wayfarers under new management

    Wayfarers Lodge No 7544 were delighted to have Ray Martland, Assistant Provincial Grand Master as their principal guest at the installation meeting. David Thornton who had served the lodge as WM for the past two years installed Jonathan Slee into the chair of the lodge in a delightful ceremony. The working tools were presented by […]

  • Jack Lundberg with his certificates

    A night of two extremes at Wayfarers

    A most enjoyable evening was had at Wayfarers Lodge which saw both the welcoming of a new member in fine Wayfarers style and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee in Freemasonry of the renowned seafarer John (Jack) Lundberg, at which he was presented with certificates from his mother Lodge, Lewis 872 and from the province of […]

  • AsstPrGM FoW Award

    Freedom of Wyre Lodge Award

       On the 5th March 2015, the North Fylde Group witnessed a ‘First’ of a different kind – The Freedom of Wyre Lodge award. W Bro Harry Cox PSGD, AsstPrGM was delighted to present the award to W Bro Ron Crewdson PPrAGDC after delivering a summary of Ron’s life in Open Lodge. Accompanying W Bro […]

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    Lively Occasion at Anchorsholme Chapter

     The three Principals accompanied by Harry Cox, David Randerson (Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals), Duncan Smith (Group Chairman) and on the back row John Topping, David Leadbetter and David Barr.   More than sixty Companions were present at Anchorsholme Chapter to witness the Installation of Ken Peaks in the presence of the Assistant to […]

  • North Fylde shooters with Duncan Smith scoring.

    North Fylde Hotshots Win the Inter Group Shoot!

    North Fylde shooters with Duncan Smith scoring. The inter Group shoot was held at Wyreside Shooting Ground was well attended with 53 Masonic shooters and guests taking part on an extremely cold day. The shoot put on by Tom Rowlandson had good targets some quite testing, all taking part reported that they enjoyed the shoot […]

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    Déjà vu my Worthy Brother

    Worshipful Masters Dave Thornton, Left (Wayfarers Lodge No. 7544) and Gordon Maxwell, Right (Wyre Lodge 7704) pass the crowd jewel between each other for the second month running. Has any Brother seen this photo before? If you have been following the updates on the Group website, you will have noticed that these two Masters are […]

  • The plaque at the entrance to Trinity Hospice.

    Freemasonry caring in the community

    The plaque at the entrance to Trinity Hospice. Three of the most prominent Fylde Freemasons, were warmly welcomed at the Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice in Blackpool when they had the pleasure of presenting a sizeable cheque to the hospice on behalf of the fraternity. Assistant Provincial Grand Master Harry Cox, Blackpool Group […]

  • Ian Ward (right) presenting Ray Martland with his commemorative heavy maul and block.

    Fylde Group Lodge of Instruction festival

    Ian Ward (right) presenting Ray Martland with his commemorative heavy maul and block. This year the Fylde Group Lodge of Instruction No 65 (LoI) held its annual festival at the Masonic Hall, Cleveleys. The festival is the LoI’s chance to showcase its work over the year when it performs ritual exactly as set down by […]

  • Pictured are the three principals of Thornton and Cleveleys Chapter Steve Heginbotham, Tony Hinds and Umish Dholakia.

    New team for Thornton and Cleveleys Chapter

    Pictured are the three principals of Thornton and Cleveleys Chapter Steve Heginbotham, Tony Hinds and Umish Dholakia. Cleveleys Masonic Hall was the scene for a very well attended chapter installation which saw Tony Hinds, Steven Heginbotham and Umish Dholakia become the newest principals of Thornton and Cleveleys Chapter No 3854. Assistant to the Provincial Grand […]

  • Bob congratulates Geoffrey on becoming a fellowcraft Freemason.

    A wonderful second degree ceremony

    Bob congratulates Geoffrey on becoming a fellowcraft Freemason. Anchorsholme Lodge No 5854 is a vibrant lodge and has in recent years been fortunate to have a steady flow of new members. The latest meeting saw one of three new brethren being passed to the degree of a fellow craft, in a wonderful ceremony conducted by […]

  • Terry Hudson (left) and Roger Perry congratulate Steve Heginbotham on attaining the mastership of Hesketh Lodge.

    Steve is new WM of 151 years old Hesketh Lodge

    Terry Hudson (left) and Roger Perry congratulate Steve Heginbotham on attaining the mastership of Hesketh Lodge. Steve Heginbotham became the newest master of venerable Hesketh Lodge No 950, which was consecrated in 1863, in what proved to be a memorable and enjoyable installation ceremony held at Fleetwood Masonic Hall. Representing the PrGM Tony Harrison was […]