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  • Fidelity Lodge visit Salmesbury Hall

    The Lodge of Fidelity No 1256 have been celebrating their 150th year with some pretty unique social events. The latest was a visit to historic Salmesbury Hall. The history of the building is as chequered as the building itself. The hall is believed to have been developed from its original modest size in 1325 but […]

  • Triumph Clay Pigeon Shoot raises £930

    The last day of August 2019 was identified many months ago for The Lodge of Triumph No.1061 to hold quite a different lodge fund raising event at Ribblebank Field Sports, Hesketh Bank.  In his year as Master, David Jenkinson was determined to try something different.  His focus was centred around offering novices the chance of […]

  • A Festival of Support for Curry Night

    Goodness, gracious me! When the South Fylde Group put on a fund raiser, they do it in style! On Saturday 24th August, no less than 118 diners turned out at St Annes Palace to support the group’s endeavours in raising money for the 2021 Festival, Bollywood style! Much hard work had gone into the preparation […]

  • Ellis Knight Bowling – a 21st Triumph

    A bright and breezy Sunday afternoon at Kirkham Conservative Club was a perfect August venue for the annual Lodge of Triumph No.1061 Ellis Knight Bowling Tournament.  Now in its 21st year since this key lodge social fundraiser began; in memory of former lodge member Ellis Knight. Iris Hooper (left), Noel Dentith and Gina Topping, David […]

  • Baines and Fylde Unite

    For some, the Masonic recess is a time for rest and recuperation, a complete break from all things Masonic, but not the brethren of Baines Lodge 7844, or the companions of Fylde Chapter 2758.  Diners enjoying the delights of ‘China Red.’ The membership of both Lodge and Chapter came together to host a summer social. […]

  • Baines support local education

    The last primary school assembly before High School is often an emotional, exciting and memorable event for most 11 year-old children. This was no different for the pupils at Thornton Primary School. John Lee (left) with wife Kathryn and daughter Katie Yet as the teachers praised and thanked their pupils, and the children said their goodbyes […]

  • Founder takes the Chair for the Second Time

    It was the last installation of the year in the South Fylde Group. Keith Jackson, one of the remaining founders in Tithebarn Chapter No 8446, was installed as the First Principal at Poulton Masonic Hall, by his predecessor Bob Wolstencroft, in an excellent manner. Paul Renton (left) receives flowers for his wife, Wendy, from Keith […]

  • Frank Beck’s 50th Celebration

    Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Winder has already presided over in excess of 80 ceremonies for local Freemasons celebrating either 50th, 60th and even 70th anniversaries of their initiations into our order. The routine is always very well choreographed on the night by David, along with his Provincial Deputy Director of Ceremonies. In this instance […]

  • Slick working at Melita

    There can be advantages to a master continuing in office for a second term, not least when the ceremony to maintain the status quo is to be performed. The master knows his duties, as do the other officers remaining in post. However, it does give the lodge director of ceremonies some scope to improvise. In […]

  • Triumph Sunday Lunch

    A bright spring day was a perfect Lodge of Triumph choice for the start of David Jenkinson’s social events in his year as Worshipful Master.  The sun was shining brightly in St. Annes-On-Sea as 40 diners arrived at The Bedford Hotel for a splendid afternoon lunch.  Once the diners were assembled, Ted Rhodes as Master […]