Day out to Southport

Chorley Group companions descended on Southport for a day out at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter. Arriving by bus, train, car and some even walked, they all assembled in ample time to meet up with companions from all over the Province.

Chorley Group at Southport.

When all the rehearsals were complete, over 600 companions took their seats in the auditorium to witness a feast of ceremonial which as usual was to the very highest standard and is the envy of many Provinces.

Chorley Group at Southport.

The icing on the cake for the Chorley Group companions was being able to watch a number of Chorley Group companions being invested with acting rank. They included Brian Haslam of Earl of Lathom Chapter becoming PrGStwd, Denis Martindale of Earl of Lathom Chapter becoming PrGStdB, Anthony Russell Green of Westhoughton Chapter becoming PrAGDC.and James Jackson of Wilderswood Chapter becoming PPrGSN.

Chorley Group at Southport.

They also saw the promotion of Mark Stephen Gregory of Coronation Chapter to PPrGSE and Michael Harrison of Coronation Chapter to PPrGSoj.

Chorley Group at Southport.

After the formal side of the afternoon was complete, a number of Chorley Group companions made their way home, whilst others stayed to enjoy the less formal banquet, an opportunity to share good company and good food.

Chorley Group at Southport.