Lively Occasion at Anchorsholme Chapter

image 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 the Provincial Grand Principals, David Randerson. The Immediate Past and Installing Z, Andrew Harrison, lead an excellent ceremony being well supported by all the Companions who assisted him. Anchorsholme is the third largest Chapter in the Province and this was evident when around twenty Companions re-entered the Chapter after the Conclave of Installed Principals was closed.

image David Briton, Ken Peaks, David Randerson and Umesh Dholakia

The Address to the Principals was delivered by John Chesters followed by Frank Cunniam with the Address to the Officers and finally the Address to the Companions by David Randerson. All were delivered in an impeccable manner which was fitting for the quality of the ceremony beforehand.

The Festive Board was a lively occasion with everyone enjoying each other’s company. The song to the three Principals was sung by John Chesters, acapella. The Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals responded to Toast number three and congratulated Ken and his co-principals on being installed into their respective Chairs. He commented on how well the ceremony was worked and wished the Chapter a successful year ahead.

image John Chesters toasting the three Principals during the song to the Principals

Finally, the first Principal thanked David for coming and presented him a bunch of flowers for his wife Anne. Everyone then retired happy and refreshed. Job well done!