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    The future of Freemasonry

    The United Grand Lodge of England have published a ground-breaking, independently commissioned report that sheds new light on Freemasonry, its role in society and its relevance today. The Future of Freemasonry report is the first ever independent study conducted by a non-Masonic body, and was commissioned as part of the build-up to the United Grand […]

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    North Fylde Group have themselves a ball

    A galaxy of former group chairmen and their wives – who are pictured from left to right: Shirley and Chris Band, Joyce and Raymond Neal and Sylvia and Jack Coates.   The premier event in North Fylde Group’s social calendar took place with a welcome return to Fleetwood’s Marine Hall where members from the group […]

  • Province’s new Assistant visits Mount Lodge

    Pictured from left to right at Mount Lodge’s installation, are: Roy Skidmore, Peter Rumley, Mike Gaynor and Harry Cox. Assistant Provincial Grand Master Roy Skidmore, who only received his patent of appointment a few days ago at a specially convened meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge, visited Mount Lodge No 6654. Roy was accompanied by North […]

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    It’s Ken again at Anchorsholme Chapter

    Pictured from left to right are Peter Elmore, Martin Linton, Ken Howarth and Andrew Harrison.   For visitors to Anchorsholme Chapter No 5854 it must have seemed like a case of déjà vu as Ken Howarth was installed into the first principal’s chair for a second year in succession. Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals […]

  • Provincial team visits North Fylde Group

    Harry Cox thanks Peter Hosker for his presence at the Cleveleys. Provincial Grand Master Peter Hosker and some of his Provincial team paid a visit to the North Fylde Group to attend the group’s sixth annual dinner which was held at Cleveleys Masonic hall – and to take part in an open forum where full […]

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    New first principal for Fleetwood Chapter

    Pictured, from left to right at Fleetwood Chapter’s installation are Chris Band, Bob Boal, Phil Cole, Mike Brayshaw and Ian Higham. Philip Cole assumed the mantle of responsibility as first principal of Fleetwood Chapter No 3711 with Second Provincial Grand Principal Chris Band making the trip to home territory to oversee the installation held at […]

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    Family rivalry at Fleetwood Lodge

    Paul Dunne receives a cheque for the building fund from WM David Brooks.   There was a bit of upstairs and downstairs rivalry between members of the Brooks family at Fleetwood Lodge No 3711’s Valentines themed meeting held at Fleetwood Masonic Hall. Upstairs in the lodge room WM David Brooks, aided by his father George […]

  • Surprise promotion for Stephen

    There was an extra-special added element in the celebrations to mark Stephen Berry’s 50 years as a member of the Lodge of Good Hope No 6937. APrGM Terry Hudson announced that, on very rare and special occasions, it was possible to promote a worthy and suitably qualified brother. Terry told Stephen, PPrSGD, that the Ranks […]

  • Hesketh Lodge members visit 105 years old John Funk

    Pictured, left to right, are David Leadbetter, John Funk, Jack I’Anson, Bob Stringer and Ron Fenton on their visit to St Annes. In what must rate as a very unique visit by an almoner of the Province of West Lancashire and, indeed, in the UK or elsewhere, Ron Fenton of Hesketh Lodge No 950 accompanied […]

  • Wayne takes over at Anchorsholme Lodge

    Terry congratulates new WM Wayne and Cliff for a job well done. Wayne Beacher was installed as the new WM of Anchorsholme Lodge No 5854 in a well attended ceremony, described by APrGM Terry Hudson who officiated, as “splendid and delightful.” Terry had for company a galaxy of Grand and acting Provincial Grand officers which […]

  • Memorial unveiled to honour victims of Morecambe Bay tragedy

    Sandra Potton leads the service and is accompanied by Rev Michael Payne, Councillor Andrea Kay, and Mayor David Bannister. A memorial dedicated to the victims of the Morecambe Bay helicopter tragedy which led to seven men, including pilot Steve Potton who was also the senior warden of Onward Lodge No 5540, in losing their lives […]

  • Alan takes over from Ron as Fylde Almoner

    Ron and Philomena Weatherill look forward to retirement when Ron steps down after 22 years as almoner. Ron Weatherill has held the position of the Fylde Masonic Almoner since 1990 having been appointed by the then Provincial Grand Master, Kenneth Moxley. This office is unique as no other Province in the country has a similar […]