St George’s Lodge stages a raid

The brethren of St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 put together a raiding party and visited Prospect Lodge No 7880 to claim the group’s ‘Gavel that Travels’.

Master of Prospect Lodge Ken Ingham (left) and master of St George's Lodge Iain Wilson.

Master of Prospect Lodge Ken Ingham (left) and master of St George’s Lodge Iain Wilson.

In Prospect Lodge, the brethren and visitors were treated to an explanation of the Atholl Lodges, a history of the Dukes of Atholl, from which the name is derived, and a short history of the first lodge in Chorley – an Atholl Lodge. The presentation was given by the master of Prospect Lodge Ken Ingham, immediate past master Farquhar Murray and senior warden Steve Williams.

The brethren showed their appreciation of a very interesting and informative presentation and before the lodge closed, the large contingent of brethren from St George’s Lodge, led by its master Iain Wilson, successfully claimed the ‘Gavel that Travels’ from Prospect Lodge (who had held it for far too long).

The festive board rounded off the evening with a Burns’ themed meal to mark the bard’s birthday – a very convivial affair with good food, good wine and very good company.

The next meeting of St George’s Lodge is 20 February 2018. Who knows who may be there for the ‘Gavel that Travels’?

Ken Ingham with the ‘St George’s Lodge raiding party’.

Ken Ingham with the ‘St George’s Lodge raiding party’.

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