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  • Hugh Mett of Onward Lodge hands over the Crowd Jewel to David Thornton.

    Wayfarers capture the Crowd Jewel

    Hugh Mett of Onward Lodge hands over the Crowd Jewel to David Thornton. David Thornton the newest WM of Wayfarers Lodge No 7544 has set down a challenge to the rest of the lodges which meet in the Fylde by leading a successful raid on Onward Lodge No 5540 and capturing the much vaunted Crowd […]

  • Three generations of Tyrrells - Lewis (left) is pictured with dad Ian and granddad Charles.

    Three generations at Biscopham Lodge

    Three generations of Tyrrells – Lewis (left) is pictured with dad Ian and granddad Charles. Biscopham Lodge No 7646 raised one of its newest members to the third degree at the lodge’s latest meeting. Of itself, one might think that this was not particularly unusual but considering that the candidate was one Lewis Tyrrrell and […]

  • Tony Hough opens the seminar held in Leyland last November.

    Provincial Halls Committee plans for the future

    Tony Hough opens the seminar held in Leyland last November. Provincial Masonic Halls Committee Co-ordinator Tony Hough and his halls advisory team have been busy laying plans for the year ahead following the success of the third annual seminar held in Leyland in November 2012. In a series of meetings the committee which comprises APrGM […]

  • Three Davids at Wayfarers installation (pictured from left) are David Thornton, David Roberts and David Randerson.

    Wayfarers’ Matt Japp delivers working tools at age 99

    Three Davids at Wayfarers installation (pictured from left) are David Thornton, David Roberts and David Randerson. There were many high points at the installation ceremony of Wayfarers Lodge No 7544 but none more so than the perfect presentation of the second degree tools given by honorary lodge member Matt Japp who is a sprightly 99 […]

  • Pictured is Group Chairman Harry Cox who will be the first APrGM from the North Fylde Group

    Harry Cox to be first APrGM from North Fylde Group

    Pictured is Group Chairman Harry Cox who will be the first APrGM from the North Fylde Group Due to the retirement of Assistant Provincial Grand Master Terry Hudson at the May meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge, North Fylde Group Chairman Harry Cox is to be appointed as the new APrGM for the North Fylde and […]

  • Mike Lamerton (right of picture) thanks Arthur for his entertaining talk to Hesketh Lodge.

    Kings, Crusaders and legends at Hesketh Lodge

    Mike Lamerton (right of picture) thanks Arthur for his entertaining talk to Hesketh Lodge. Fleetwood’s oldest lodge, Hesketh Lodge No 950, knows something about history as it celebrates 150 years of being since its consecration in 1863, but nonetheless members and visitors alike were treated to a talk by guest speaker Arthur Kay who traced […]

  • The three new principals, Michael Brayshaw, Bob Boal and John Wright.

    Harry says “one of the best I’ve seen”

    The three new principals, Michael Brayshaw, Bob Boal and John Wright. Companions of Fleetwood Holy Royal Arch Chapter No 3711, gathered at Fleetwood Masonic Hall for their installation meeting. The first principal Phillip Cole opened the meeting and the normal chapter business was conducted. The Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, Ian Higham then entered […]

  • David Britton (left of picture) receives a handshake of welcome to the mastership of Anchorsholme from Wayne Beacher.

    Tour de force at Anchorsholme

    David Britton (left of picture) receives a handshake of welcome to the mastership of Anchorsholme from Wayne Beacher. Pictured, from left to right, are: Tony Bent, David Britton, Wayne Beacher and Harry Cox. Acting officers make a colourful spectacle at Anchorsholme’s installation.   Hold that posy! David presents Tony with a floral bouquet for Mrs […]

  • Pictured are: Peter Clay and kilted Barry McQueen.

    Cleveleys Park Lodge celebrates Burns’ night

     Pictured are: Peter Clay and kilted Barry McQueen. The members of Cleveleys Park Lodge No 7540 celebrated their annual Ladies Evening by combining it with a tartan themed Burns’ supper evening held at the Park Suite of Cleveleys Masonic Hall. The gathering was 91 strong with the revellers being treated to the traditional fare of […]

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    WLFC grant helps Highfurlong School youngsters

    Smiles all round at Highfurlong School for £3,000 WLFC grant. A visit from North Fylde Group Chairman Harry Cox to Highfurlong School in Blackpool brought cheerful smiles to a special group of youngsters who attend the school. For Harry, together with group secretary Alan Reilly and charity steward Bob Stringer from Fleetwood’s Hesketh lodge No […]

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    Tony’s Templar treasures and talents tale at Hesketh Chapter

    Stephen Mitchell (left of picture) thanks Tony Hough for his talk to Hesketh Chapter. Fleetwood’s longest established chapter, Hesketh Chapter No 950, were treated to tales of Knights Templar, their treasures measured in talents of gold, silver and precious stones and their connection with Freemasonry and the Royal Arch at their chapter meeting held at […]