Roses celebrate 50 years

The Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler of The Province of East Lancashire, Right Worthy Brother Frank George Hood Smith and the Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Worthy Brother Christian Givvons, along with Brethren from across the Province,   attended The Roses in Concord Conclave number 185 at Mill House Clayton Le Moors,when they  recently celebrated the Occasion

Saturday Secret Monitors

The Order in East Lancashire boasts two Conclaves that meet on Saturdays. One of these, Earl of Harwood Conclave No 71 recently met on a Saturday afternoon at Accrington and had the pleasure of the company of David Alderson. Grand Visitor. David had made the journey over the hills from Thirsk in North Yorkshire. Other

A double at Dr. James Edward Glover

The brethren of James Edward Glover No 409 recently admitted two candidates to the Princes or second degree of the order in one evening. Brothers Brian Campbell and Peter MacCarthy both took the degree together. 13 members of the conclave along with three visitors were present to see the ceremony which was performed by a

Ken Laidlaw – 50 years a Mason

WyBro Ken Laidlaw who is a member of a few Conclaves in our order as well as being one of the Provincial Visiting Deacons recently celebrated 50 years in Freemasonry. A milestone that was recognised in the North East of England, at a ceremony in the Lodge in which he was initiated in 50 years

Scarlet Cord summer garden party

Colin Lee’s wonderful garden in Leyland provided the perfect setting for a summer garden party! The weather was perfect for the gathering of Secret Monitor Brethren as well as members of the Scarlet Cord. The weather was kind but the traffic in the locality was not with some stuck in hot cars for ages! However

Trip to Robinson’s Brewery

The province organised a day out at Robinson’s Brewery at Stockport. The journey was made by coach and upon arrival the brethren and their partners were treated to a guided tour around the brewery. The guide gave an informative talk explaining how the beer is brewed. Every one enjoyed the tour and some felt that

Magic at the Gala!

The Order held its annual gala at Bury Masonic Hall and the ‘turn’ for the night was a magician. Following a delightful meal the Ladies and Gentlemen where entertained at the tables with a personal trick or two and then a full show featuring much audience participation. This is an annual event which has proved

The Province presents a gift to Derian House

Our Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Frank Hood Smith recently had great pleasure to present a donation of £1000 to the Derian House Children’s Hospice at Chorley. East Lancashire Secret Monitors have raised £500 and under the ‘match funding’ scheme, Grand Conclave topped up the donation from the OSM Benevolent Fund having agreed that this is