Local News Archive

  • Man in red coat seen at Brookfield

    Brookfield Hall ladies hosted another successful Christmas party for the children of members who meet at the hall. Over 60 children, accompanied by adults, gathered with anticipation at probably their first party of the season. The atmosphere all day was electric as Magic Mark entertained them with lots of games, magic tricks, and even plate […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge goes big on tracing boards

    Tyldesley Lodge No 2572’s November meeting was a truly educational affair when Derek Bond delivered a lecture entitled “The origins and development of lodge (tracing) boards”. A very well researched lecture, Derek started with the opening words of the oration given by William Preston in 1772, when he introduced the first of his Masonic lectures. […]

  • Michael’s third time in the chair

    The brethren and guests of Asshaw Lodge No 6849 gathered to witness Michael Worcester being installed as worshipful master at their installation meeting held at Chorley Masonic Hall. This was the third time that Michael had taken the chair of the lodge. The first being 20 years ago when he was WM for two years […]

  • Local charities get £1,000 from Chorley Freemasons

    Thanks to the generosity of Chorley Freemasons, The Baby Beat Appeal at Royal Preston Hospital and Lancashire TAAG shared a donation of £1,000 from Prospect Lodge No 7880 by receiving £500 each to their funds. It is normal for lodges in the Lancashire area to identify local charities to support during a master’s Masonic year. […]

  • Welsh visitors at Lever Park

    Visiting one another’s lodges is a very enjoyable part of Freemasonry. Lever Park Lodge No 8144 were a prime example of this when they were visited by 11 members of St Catherine Lodge No 8577 and Pegasus Lodge No 9124 from the Province of North Wales who meet in Wrexham. They were at Lever Park at […]

  • No dilly dalleying at Townley Parker

    There was no dilly dalleying at Townley Parker Lodge No 1032 when Michael Dalley became their WM. Whilst it is unusual for a father to install his father as master of his lodge, it very rare for a son to install his father. This was the scenario at Townley Parker Lodge No 1032 as members […]

  • Fireworks at Chorley Lodge

    The members of Chorley Lodge No 6287 and their guests gave up their bonfires for a night of fireworks at the installation of Iain Simpson at Chorley Masonic Hall. The principal guest, Chris Butterfield, was accompanied to what promised to be an explosive night, by a bevy of group, acting provincial and group officers. It […]

  • A game of two halves at The Peace Lodge

    To use a well-known football analogy, any lodge installation meeting is a game of two halves and this was certainly the case at The Peace Lodge No 2269 at their installation meeting at Westhoughton Masonic Hall. The first half and formal part of the evening was the lodge meeting where the principal guest and representative […]

  • Companions are friends at Earl of Lathom Chapter

    ‘The word ‘companion’ means a ‘friend’ especially in Royal Arch masonry’ said Barrie Crossley when he visited Earl of Lathom Chapter No 730 as the representative of the Grand Superintendent at their recent installation meeting. He added that he had a link with chapter having been initiated by the 2nd Earl of Lathom’s grandson. The […]

  • A wonderful night in Prospect

    Brethren from lodges at Chorley and as far afield as Padiham, Southport, St Annes , Blackpool and Edinburgh joined the members of Prospect Lodge No 7880 in welcoming Anthony Lowe (Tony) as their newly installed WM for the second time in seven years. The lodge was also pleased to have the company of Steven Gregory […]

  • A ‘Hart’ felt installation at Tyldesley Lodge

    Brookfield Masonic hall was the setting for the installation of Bryn Hart, the hall chairman, becoming the master of Tyldesley Lodge No 2572 for the second time. The lodge was honoured to have the company of Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Stuart Seddon accompanied by a galaxy of acting Provincial officers as well as Chorley group […]

  • St James Lodge visit Underley Lodge in Kirkby Lonsdale

    The WM of St James Lodge, Keith West and eight members of the lodge along with John Anderson from Eccleston Lodge recently travelled north to Kirby Lonsdale to join members of Underley Lodge No 1074 for their annual ‘Olde English Night’. There is a strong link between the two lodges as Malcolm Dewhurst, the last […]