Local News Archive

  • Tyldesley Lodge Old England Night

    On the 19th of March Tyldesley Lodge held their traditional Old England Night. The meeting was open to non masons – one of which was WBro Roy Wilcock’s Grandson, Joel – who all the members were delighted to welcome. Hopefully, Tyldesley Lodge may see Joel become a member on some future occasion.

  • Standish Chapter installs its principals

    29 companions and their guests assembled at Standish Chapter No 4955 along with Tony Hall Assistant to the Three Provincial Grand Principals to join in the installation of Ian Dawson, and David Bishop. Unfortunately, Joe Hall, the third of the triumvirate was unable to be present so Terry Withington was the understudy for the evening. […]

  • Chorley Lodge celebrates Pete’s 50th

    1969 was very special year in Freemasonry as a very special person was initiated – his name is Peter Dawson. It is always a pleasure to attend a 50th celebration as you discover a whole host of new things about someone that you thought you knew quite well. You learn a lot about the man […]

  • Whisky Tasting Evening by Dream Drams

    Brookfield Lodge secretary Phil Johnson organised a whisky tasting evening at Brookfield Hall in Westhoughton, which was hosted by Dream Drams. Dream Drams have been bottling one-off special cask whiskies for over 10 years. The evening got underway with a 21 year old cask strength whisky from the Speyside Distillery. A mere 55.7%. The host […]

  • Stephen Howarth is WM of Anderton Lodge

    The many members and guests of Anderton Lodge No 8470, were honoured by the presence of Derek Parkinson – Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the Liverpool, Garston and Gladstone Groups of the Province, to install Stephen Howarth as the WM. There were more than 60 brethren present, which included 18 grand officers, four of which […]

  • Allan takes the chair at Blainscough

    The weather might have been cold outside but the warmth of the reception of Mark Stephen Gregory, the representative of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and the rest of the guests, as they gathered for the Blainscough Lodge No 8532  installation, was positively ‘roasting’. With Chris Jones in the chair under the watchful eye […]

  • Gordon Weston’s 50 years in Freemasonry

    The many brethren and guests of Anderton Lodge 8470 were honoured by the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon at their regular Lodge meeting. This however was far from a normal meeting of the lodge as this evening the lodge was celebrating  in honour of the 50th year in Freemasonry of  Gordon […]

  • Robert Winn master of Astley and Ellesmere

    The brethren and guests of Astley and Ellesmere Lodge No 730 witnessed Robert Winn being installed into the chair of King Solomon at the installation meeting held at Chorley Masonic Hall. The lodge was honoured by the presence of Joe Hall Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies the principal guest representing the Provincial Grand Master […]

  • Richard Higson’s 50 years in the Craft

    The friends and members of Townley Parker Lodge No 1032 gathered to celebrate the 50 years membership of the craft by Richard Higson. Peter Leigh the master of the lodge, after opening the lodge and conducted the necessary business, welcomed Stewart Seddon, Assistant Provincial Grand Master into the lodge. Stewart was accompanied by Tom Jackson, […]

  • 60 years in the Craft for Brian Bargh

    The friends and members of Chorley Lodge No 6287 gathered to celebrate the 60 years membership of the craft by Brian Bargh. Andrew Howarth the master of the lodge, after opening the lodge and conducted the necessary business, welcomed Stewart Seddon, Assistant Provincial Grand Master into the lodge. Stewart was accompanied by Frank Wilkinson Past […]

  • New regalia for Peace

    At the December meeting of the Peace Lodge No 2269, presents came early this year. Mrs Barbara Ward, widow of the late Stephen Ward PPrJGW who was a member and past Master of the Lodge, presented them with a new WM collar and cuffs in memoriam. They were gratefully received by the WM Ian Moss […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge celebrate Christmas

    Tyldesley Lodge held their Ladies to Dine Christmas meeting at Brookfield Hall.  It was supported by 166 guests who included members of Coronation Chapter. The Worshipful Master Bro Edward Friar welcomed everyone and started the festivities.  Tyldesley Band were on hand to accompany the singing of traditional carols.  The ladies of the lodge were invited […]