Remembering VE Day – A hero and Freemason

This is the remarkable story of a hero and Freemason, Squadron Leader Sydney (Syd) Clayton DSO, DFC and Bar, DFM. It is a story of unimaginable heroism; one of unparalleled devotion to service for his country, and ultimately, of heart-breaking tragedy. Sydney Clayton completed 145 operational sorties as a pilot and navigator (100 as a navigator and 45 as a pilot) during World War II. An average of 30 operational flights was considered to be highly impressive and Sydney Clayton was known as one of the most prolific British airmen of WW II. Following his formidable service, he joined Rectitude Lodge of Blackpool No 4122.

£27k raised by Freemasons for charity groups in Warrington

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, for West Lancashire, Kevin Poynton, made presentations to the following organisations to other organisations including St Elphin’s Church, St Thomas’ Church, St Rocco’s Hospice, Brainwave, Room at the Inn, Warrington Talking Newspaper, The Salvation Army and the Walton Lea Project.

Freemasons Raven Winder walk raises £10,000

Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Winder couldn’t have hoped for better weather for the ‘Raven Winder’ walk in aid of the MCF 2021 Festival. This was the key 2018 fundraising event for the Festival and the fine weather encouraged over 100 walkers to don their boots