Local News Archive

  • Chorley Group at Provincial Grand Lodge

    This year’s event was hosted by the South Fylde Group and was also very well supported by visitors from far and wide who joined their West Lancashire colleagues for this colourful ‘day at the seaside’. The Provincial Grand Master, Tony Harrison, opened the proceedings by welcoming everyone. He then invited the assembly to observe the […]

  • Greenhill goes nuts

    Greenhill Lodge No 6260 recently installed Mike Pinion as master at Westhoughton Masonic hall and as the evening wore on the brethren learnt that their new master is partial to a diet of nuts. In attendance were a goodly number of 39 members, visitors and special guests that included Stuart Thornber, as the representative of […]

  • Peter Hainsworth becomes the 33rd Master Of Phoenix Lodge of Installed Masters

    Peter Hainsworth was installed in to the chair of the Phoenix Lodge of Installed Masters No 9206, to become the 33rd Worshipful Master. The lodge was honoured by the presence of Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon. Peter and Stewart were among more than 80 members and guests attending the installation meeting at the Leyland […]

  • Paul makes it two in a row at Brookfield

    The brethren gathered for the installation of Paul Spann as the Worshipful Master of Brookfield Lodge No 5077 for the second time in a row. On this occasion the installation was by proclamation. In attendance was Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Stewart Seddon along with group treasurer Mike Silver and acting officers Mark Howard and John […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge Old England Night

    On the 19th of March Tyldesley Lodge held their traditional Old England Night. The meeting was open to non masons – one of which was WBro Roy Wilcock’s Grandson, Joel – who all the members were delighted to welcome. Hopefully, Tyldesley Lodge may see Joel become a member on some future occasion.

  • Standish Chapter installs its principals

    29 companions and their guests assembled at Standish Chapter No 4955 along with Tony Hall Assistant to the Three Provincial Grand Principals to join in the installation of Ian Dawson, and David Bishop. Unfortunately, Joe Hall, the third of the triumvirate was unable to be present so Terry Withington was the understudy for the evening. […]

  • Chorley Lodge celebrates Pete’s 50th

    1969 was very special year in Freemasonry as a very special person was initiated – his name is Peter Dawson. It is always a pleasure to attend a 50th celebration as you discover a whole host of new things about someone that you thought you knew quite well. You learn a lot about the man […]

  • Whisky Tasting Evening by Dream Drams

    Brookfield Lodge secretary Phil Johnson organised a whisky tasting evening at Brookfield Hall in Westhoughton, which was hosted by Dream Drams. Dream Drams have been bottling one-off special cask whiskies for over 10 years. The evening got underway with a 21 year old cask strength whisky from the Speyside Distillery. A mere 55.7%. The host […]

  • Stephen Howarth is WM of Anderton Lodge

    The many members and guests of Anderton Lodge No 8470, were honoured by the presence of Derek Parkinson – Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the Liverpool, Garston and Gladstone Groups of the Province, to install Stephen Howarth as the WM. There were more than 60 brethren present, which included 18 grand officers, four of which […]

  • Allan takes the chair at Blainscough

    The weather might have been cold outside but the warmth of the reception of Mark Stephen Gregory, the representative of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and the rest of the guests, as they gathered for the Blainscough Lodge No 8532  installation, was positively ‘roasting’. With Chris Jones in the chair under the watchful eye […]

  • Gordon Weston’s 50 years in Freemasonry

    The many brethren and guests of Anderton Lodge 8470 were honoured by the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon at their regular Lodge meeting. This however was far from a normal meeting of the lodge as this evening the lodge was celebrating  in honour of the 50th year in Freemasonry of  Gordon […]

  • Robert Winn master of Astley and Ellesmere

    The brethren and guests of Astley and Ellesmere Lodge No 730 witnessed Robert Winn being installed into the chair of King Solomon at the installation meeting held at Chorley Masonic Hall. The lodge was honoured by the presence of Joe Hall Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies the principal guest representing the Provincial Grand Master […]