Local News Archive

  • 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 […]

  • Horwich Chapter installs Steven as first principal

    A total of 49 companions and the guests of Horwich Chapter No 2324 gathered at Ridgemont House (Horwich Masonic Hall) to join in the installation of Steven Greenhalgh, Gary Smith and Peter Rees as first, second and third principals. The principal guest and the Representative of the Most Excellent Superintendent was Christopher Blackwell who is […]

  • Remarkable Mason

    Perfect Points heard a tale of a remarkable mason who was involved in both world wars, at their april meeting. The Chorley based research group aims to deliver talks by its own members, this meeting was an example of that taking place. Frank Wilkinson, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master and long standing Perfect Points member […]

  • 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 […]