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.
WBro Howard Nuttall ELMBF Chairman, WBro Malcolm McCarthy ELMBF Secretary made their way to sunny Greenfield in Oldham to attend a “Night at the Movies” Concert given by Boarshurst Silver Band. They were accompanied by their Ladies Mrs Carol Nuttall, Mrs Joan McCarthy and Mrs Christine Errock who, together with the large Band Club audience, … Read more
As part of the long running West Lancashire Freemasons’ Caring in the Community initiative, local Freemason Peter Gunn, along with Joanne Gunn, have donated 300 gold medals on red, white, blue and rainbow ribbons to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital A&E Children’s Unit. In attendance at the presentation with Peter and Joanne were Assistant Provincial Grand … Read more
At every installation it is always a pleasure and a privilege for a lodge to be able to hand over cheques to charities and worthy causes. It is even more gratifying to able to deliver the cheque to the worthy recipients in person. This was the case for Ashton Jarvis, the immediate past master of … Read more