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  • 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 […]

  • Pictured are some of the tour guide team. Rear row, from left to right, are: Peter Tebbs, Philip Cole, Rod Greenall and Paul Dunne with Carol Tebbs and Charles Mitton.

    Fleetwood Masonic Hall joins in ‘Heritage Open Days’

    Pictured are some of the tour guide team. Rear row, from left to right, are: Peter Tebbs, Philip Cole, Rod Greenall and Paul Dunne with Carol Tebbs and Charles Mitton. Fleetwood Masonic Hall threw open its doors to the general public for the fifth year in a row joining forces with stately homes, buildings and […]

  • Tony Hough (right) congratulates John Haines as the new WM of Cleveleys Park Lodge.

    John back in the chair at Cleveleys Park Lodge

    Tony Hough (right) congratulates John Haines as the new WM of Cleveleys Park Lodge. At a very enjoyable installation ceremony held at Cleveleys Masonic Hall in the North Fylde Group, lodge senior warden John Haines found himself back in the chair of Cleveleys Park Lodge No 7540, a post which he had previously held in […]

  • The bowlers struggle on despite the weather.

    North Fylde bowlers triumph over South Fylde and Blackpool

    The bowlers struggle on despite the weather. Bertha was on her way when the North Fylde Group took on the South Fylde and Blackpool Groups for the fifth annual inter-group bowling challenge at the Park Club, Cleveleys. In what was as usual a very closely fought contest the North Fylde Group came out victorious in […]

  • Tony Harrison (foreground) receives a cheque for the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity from Harry Cox.

    Bowlers defy the elements

    Tony Harrison (foreground) receives a cheque for the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity from Harry Cox. Throughout the country, dense blankets of heavy clouds conspired to devour the sun and volatile air threatened all who were brave or fool-hardy enough to venture out. But volatile air also seems to constantly entice those who doggedly defy the […]

  • Pictured from left to right, are: Duncan Smith, Peter Bentham and Harry Cox.

    Masonry at the forefront of hospice support

    Pictured from left to right, are: Duncan Smith, Peter Bentham and Harry Cox. For almost 30 years, Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice have been synonymous with care, compassion and dignity, touching the lives of thousands of people across the Fylde coast and Freemasonry has been there for most of those years in supporting […]

  • Dave Thornton hands over the Crowd Jewel to Chris Cash.

    Raid by Emblem Lodge wins Crowd Jewel

    Dave Thornton hands over the Crowd Jewel to Chris Cash. A marauding party from Blackpool Group’s Emblem Lodge No 6727 saw their neighbours, North Fylders Wayfarers Lodge No 7544, caught by surprise at their regular meeting at Cleveleys Masonic Hall and as a result the southerners captured the coveted Crowd Jewel. Wayfarer’s WM Dave Thornton […]

  • Pictured at Onward Lodge’s gentlemen to dine evening are: (from left) Jim Gregson, Hugh Mett and Damon Tait.

    Ambassadors’ scheme heard by guests of Onward Lodge

    Pictured at Onward Lodge’s gentlemen to dine evening are: (from left) Jim Gregson, Hugh Mett and Damon Tait. A ‘gentlemen to dine’ evening held at Onward Lodge No 5540 in Fleetwood saw the ever-innovative North Fylde Group mentoring team of Damon Tait and Jim Gregson deliver a specially adapted version of the Ambassadors for Freemasonry […]

  • Pictured with a big cheque for Brian House, (from left) are: Richard Peat, Barbara Peat, Lorraine Cundy and Brian Chapman.

    Brian helps Brian House

    Pictured with a big cheque for Brian House, (from left) are: Richard Peat, Barbara Peat, Lorraine Cundy and Brian Chapman. Brian Chapman, the immediate past master of Thornton and Cleveleys Lodge No 3854, decided that there was no better favourite charity to support to mark his year in high office than his namesake, Brian House, […]

  • Pictured from left to right are: Paul Gamble, Tony Farrer, Howard Emmett (lodge secretary), Ian Smith, Chris Keough and Daren Gardner.

    School chums reunite at South Shore Lodge

    Pictured from left to right are: Paul Gamble, Tony Farrar, Howard Emmett (lodge secretary), Ian Smith, Chris Keogh and Daren Gardner. Ian Smith who is a member a member of Emblem Lodge No 6727 and membership officer for the Blackpool Group and Darren Gardner of Thornton and Cleveleys Lodge No 3854 in the North Fylde […]