Freemasons make donation to St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston

Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Grainger together with Furness and South Lakeland Group Chairman Peter Schofield visited St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston to mark the latest donation made to that worthy cause by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. For several years the national Masonic charity has made a donation to each hospice in the country. This … Read more

Freemason Brian Stephens celebrates 60 years membership at Lodge of Furness No 995

Ulverston Masonic Hall was the setting for the meeting of Lodge of Furness No 995 which celebrated the diamond jubilee of Brian Stephens who had reached the milestone of 60 years as a member of the lodge. Brian Stephens (left) and David Grainger. Brian, who was initiated on 3 September 1957, wanted no undue fuss … Read more

Freemasons donate £945 to Jo’s appeal Cancer Charity

Jo Davies was a well-known and popular community journalist with the Barrow-in-Furness based Evening Mail, but sadly she died in 2015 at the age of 38 years as a result of ovarian cancer. With the aim of raising funds to help the fight against gynaecological cancer, the ‘Jo’s Appeal’ charity was established a few days before her death.

Oliver Chalker’s 55 years of service for Barrow-in-Furness Masonic Hall

Oliver was elected onto the hall committee a couple of years after it had moved from Abbey Road to its present home in Fairfield Lane. He has served on the committee throughout the intervening 55 years. Following several years as chairman he has served as president for the past 28 years until he stood down from that role at the annual general meeting in 2017.