Local News Archive

  • Brethren of the Peace Lodge No 2269 help local Army cadets

    When the members of the Peace Lodge No 2269 were made aware that a local army cadet unit were in need of a new fridge freezer it was a call to arms. While out and about locally and engaging with the community, Gary Smith of Peace Lodge overheard a conversation that the local Army Cadet […]

  • Fun and Games at the Chorley and District Group Bowling Tournament

    The Chorley and District Group Bowling tournament was once again held at the picturesque Rivington Bowling Club. The venue, which is situated very close to Rivington Reservoir, is always popular, both for its glorious scenery and enticing coffee shop. There was a great turn-out to compete for the four trophies on offer including members, guests […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge 2572 support Red Rose Steam Society

    Edward Friar of Tyldesley Lodge 2572 recently presented a cheque to Trever Barton MBE for the Red Rose Steam Society at the Astley Green Colliery Museum. The Astley Green Colliery Museum is run by the Red Rose Steam Society in Astley near Tyldesley in Greater Manchester. Before becoming a museum, the site was a working […]

  • Light blues all around at Lever Park

    Ridgemont Hall was the delightful setting for the installation of Clive Butterworth at Lever Park Lodge No 8144. The ceremony was watched by Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison, along with a galaxy of acting Provincial grand officers who were accompanied by a flight of grand officers. The installing master, Russel Butler, welcomed all the visitors […]

  • Wild West night at Blainscough Lodge

    Blainscough Lodge No 8532 closed off their Masonic season in style with a visit from Grizzly’s Rebels – a team of fast-draw specialists and wild west enthusiasts. After a short ceremony and a lecture about Masonic gloves, the brethren and their guests retired to the dining room. After dinner, the master of Blainscough Lodge Allan […]

  • Cry John for St George!

    It is tradition for St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 to hold their installation meeting on St George’s Day and this year was no exception. Peter Lockett (left) congratulates John Askew. The lodge room was full to witness the installation of John Askew by installing master Paul Greenway. The representative was to have been […]

  • Group Webmaster takes charge at Coronation

    New Chorley group webmaster, Jayson Jackson was installed as first principal of Coronation Chapter No 7258 on a day which also saw the chapter attain grand patronage of the MCF 2021 Festival. Westhoughton’s Brookfield Hall was the setting for this Royal Arch meeting which was attended by many distinguished companions, with many being members of […]

  • Graeme makes it twice in 12 months

    The brethren of Rivington Lodge 8013 gathered at Brookfield Hall, Westhoughton for the installation of Graeme Hunt as their WM. In attendance were Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phillip Gunning and Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon, along with many grand officers, Peter Lockett, Frank Wilkinson, Ken Shaw, John Robson, John Dutchman-Smith, Stephen Gregory, and David […]

  • The sun shines on St Bartholomew

    On a lovely spring day in April, the sun certainly shone inside as well as outside on the installation meeting of St Bartholomew Lodge 6071 which took place recently at Westhoughton Masonic Hall. The warmth of the reception given by the members of the lodge to their guests was a match for the temperature outside. […]

  • A poignant night in Wilderswood Lodge

    It was with great sadness and poignancy that the brethren of Wilderswood Lodge No 5932 held their final meeting at the Horwich Masonic Hall before surrendering their warrant. For this final meeting, the Lodge was honoured by the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master – Stewart Seddon whose sad duty it was to accept […]

  • David’s Coronation success

    Westhoughton Masonic Hall was the venue recently for a feast of Masonic ritual and fellowship. The occasion was the installation of David Philips into the chair of Coronation Lodge 7258. David is a ritualist of some repute, so the pressure was on the installing master Gary Fisher and the rest of the installation team. Geoffrey […]