Over 90 brethren, family, friends and guests attended Elm Bank Masonic Hall for the annual Chairman’s Charity Ball. The main celebrants for the evening were the retiring Eccles Group Chairman Dave Walmsley and his lovely wife Sandra. On arrival, guests were greeted with canapes and a glass of bubbly and there was a hub of … Read more
W Bro Richard James Richardson was born on 23 January 1922 in Doncaster. At that time, the nation was still rebuilding its strength after the carnage of the First World War and the principles of commitment to one’s family, friends and colleagues which were very much to the fore, created an environment which shaped the attitude of many young men. What emerged were men who recognised the value of service to others and it is therefore probably not surprising that Dick Richardson became the man we know.
From the early hours of the morning, dedicated Masons were diligently rehearsing their roles in preparation for the spectacular pageantry that was about to unfold in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Under the watchful and scrutinising eyes of the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Keith Kemp and his deputies, the Masons marched hither and thither in … Read more