OSM East Lancs

Order of the Secret Monitor Provincial Grand Conclave of East Lancashire

Month: March 2017

Llandudno weekend

A group of Brethren of the Order of The Secret Monitor recently enjoyed a fun packed week end at the Evans Hotel in the North Wales seaside resort of Llandudno. Stephen Jackson, Gordon Fletcher from Roses in Concord Conclave,Colin Lee  from Champion Conclave along with Allan Shields from Robert Burns were joined by their wives for a fantastic week end that had been organised by Alan Edge, The Provincial Recorder, his wife Val and Trevor Howarth. The Secret Monitors made up a Masonic group that included brethren from both Accrington and Bolton fellowship.

Many had arrived early Friday to enjoy all that Llandudno has to offer and then all met up for a fantastic five course evening meal served in the wonderful surroundings of the hotel restaurant.

Following the meal there was a fantastic night’s entertainment enjoyed by all in the bar with a singer, bingo and plenty of dancing.

The Saturday morning started with a hearty breakfast, after which the brethren boarded a coach for a trip out to a local shopping outlet and a visit to the island of Anglesey. One of the coaches was brand new and the brethren had the distinction of being its very first passengers!

Brethren visit the station with the longest name

Brethren visit the station with the longest name

Saturday evening started with another fine meal before retiring to the bar with more entertainment including a prize draw. Every one danced the night away to the singer with classics from all decades of music.

Every one met up the next morning for a nice Sunday ‘full English’ before saying good bye and looking forward to next year’s trip.

Next year’s trip will be announced later and is well worth considering. All the guests had said how much they had enjoyed this relaxing break

Brethren of the OSM and their wives enjoy the entertainment

Brethren of the OSM and their wives enjoy the entertainment

West Yorkshire visit….. A fabulous day!


Saturday the 25th February, saw our Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, travel to Sheffield in West Yorkshire, to enjoy some fine Yorkshire hospitality in the sumptuous comfort of Tapton Hall.

The occasion was the Installation of the Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler Designate for West Yorkshire, Wy Bro David Crawshaw Staniforth, PAGDC, The Ceremony being carried out by the Grand Supreme Ruler, Most Wy Bro. Paul Raymond Clement and his Team from Grand Conclave.

Wy Bro Frank G H Smith was accompanied by The Deputy Provincial GSR Wy Bro Christian A Givvons and six other Brethren from across the Province of East Lancashire.

All eight received a Reet Gradely and Grand, West Yorkshire Welcome, after which they settled down in the magnificent Masonic surroundings of the main Lodge Room and witnessed a Secret Monitor Ceremony at its absolute finest.

The new Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler then Installed His Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler

Wy Bro Alan PK Webster P G Swd B, an old friend of East Lancashire Secret Monitor Masons.

Our Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler later remarked, “No matter how many times I see an Installation done by the Grand Supreme Ruler and his team, I feel that it’s a privilege to have been there to see it again.”  And so say all of us.

What a fabulous day and well worth the visit and the Journey.

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