Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire Lodge of Installed Masters has witnessed many special occasions and the Installation meeting which took place on Monday 24 October 2016 stands alongside those occasions. Our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Max Bayes, was installed into the Chair of King Solomon by W Bro Richard Bedells in an exemplary manner. The ceremony was performed in front of a very full Lodge room at Sheaf Close including the full Executive team of Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Trevor Boswell and Assistant Provincial Grand Masters, W Bro David Burton and W Bro Charles Bennett.
The Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Norman Pope was appointed and invested as Senior Warden and the Lodge’s Past Secretary, W Bro Graeme Fordham as Junior Warden.
Above (left to right), Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W Bro David Burton, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Trevor Boswell,
Senior Warden, W Bro Norman Pope, Worshipful Master, RW Bro Max Bayes, W Bro Richard Bedells, Assistant Provincial Grand Master,
W Bro Charles Bennett & Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Dale Gilbert.
After the Installation ceremony was complete, W Bro Mark Smith of the Province of Essex and `Antiques Roadshow` fame, gave a very interesting and informative talk on the Victoria Cross. It covered the history and origins of the Cross, along with his findings on the heroics of some of the Freemasons who have received it. During the course of his talk, the Brethren were privileged to hold a Victoria Cross medal for themselves.
The evening was concluded with a very enjoyable Festive Board.