Local News Archive

  • The Chorley Blues Brothers welcome back meal

    The Chorley Blues Brothers recently met for a ‘welcome back to the new masonic season meal’ Fifteen light blues from across the group, and their partners, went to the La Scala restaurant on the A6 at Westhoughton for some Italian cuisine, and a touch of the amber nectar. Conversation flowed as freely as the beer […]

  • Chorley Masonic Hall opens its doors

    Chorley Masonic Hall recently opened its doors to the public in support of the national Heritage Weekend project. The doors were open on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons to let the people of Chorley see what there was behind what is often perceived as closed doors. The event, organised by Chris Jones, Chorley Group membership […]

  • Something unique at Lever Park

    The members of Lever Park Lodge 8144 had a unique experience at their recent lodge meeting. They welcomed, not one but fifteen joining members, to their lodge. This boosted their numbers from 45 to 60. Unfortunately, five of the fifteen had to give their apologies so on the night, only ten were welcomed. Thirteen of […]

  • St James Lodge No 8910 BBQ

    What can be better than a summer barbeque in glorious sunshine/ The members of St James Lodge No 8910 must have had a crystal ball when they chose Sunday 25th August as the date for their annual barbeque. Being the ‘closed season’, the members of St James Lodge had a lot of catching up to […]

  • Group Treasurer has a sterling round

    The Chorley Group Summer Golf Day was this year played at the delightful Wigan Golf Course near Red Rock in Wigan. The day started with a welcoming bacon sandwich in the unique and historic club house, Arley Hall, surrounded by a 12th century moat. This gave everyone chance to catch-up on the events of the […]

  • Lever Park September Meeting Welcomes a Plethora of Joining Members

    At their first meeting after the summer break, on Tuesday the 3rd of September, Lever Park Lodge 8144 will welcome ten plus joining members into the Lodge. This is due to the recent closure of Widerswood Lodge. On the night, the joining members will be welcomed by a short ceremony – and an address from […]

  • Ken Olive makes bowling final

    Ken Olive and Peter Schofield represented the Chorley group at the recent Regional Bowling tournament held at the Fox Lane Sports Club in Leyland. The day dawned, very wet and overcast. Undaunted, Ken and Peter, joined by 40 other bowlers from around the province, descended on Leyland. Thankfully the weather improved and by the afternoon […]

  • 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 […]