Some 70 West Yorkshire Mark Master Masons spent a most enjoyable day at Grand Lodge for the Investiture meeting which was rather more special than normal
The Most Worshipful Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent first Appointed and Invested his new team being;
The Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master, Richard Victor Wallis, JP
The Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, H. Keith Emmerson
The Right Worshipful Assistant Grand Master, Raymond John Smith
…. with all receiving appropriate salutations.
Appointments from the Province of West Yorkshire with their Lodges were as follows;
First Appointments to Past Rank:
|W.Bro. Philip Boyd||Pudsey No. 658||P.A.G.D.C.|
|W.Bro. David Edward Hymas||Wharfedale No. 1027||P.A.G.D.C.|
|W.Bro. David Christoper Readshaw||Castle No. 1257||P.G.St.B.|
|W.Bro. Thomas Henry Wise||Morley 1905||P.G.St.B.|
|W.Bro. John Alan Winder||Dewsbury No. 641||P.A.G.St.B.|
|W.Bro. Derek Cope||Eland No. 493||P.G.J.O.|
|W.Bro. John Fred Clough||Knaresborough Castle No.768||P.G.J.O.|
|W.Bro. Richard Boswell Puttrell||Integrity No. 110||P.G.S.D.|
|W.Bro. John Trevor Bolton||Copley No. 111||P.G.J.D.|
|W.Bro. David Marcus||Portal No. 127||P.G.J.D.|
|W.Bro, Roy Dobson||Rother Lodge No. 651||P.G.J.D.|
|W.Bro. Anthony Brian Hobson||Escafeld No. 1139||P.G.J.D.|
Warm congratulations to all upon preferment are well merited. A particular mention to our Assistant Provincial Grand Master now Very Worshipful Brother John Fred Clough and also Very Worshipful Brother Derek Cope, our Past Provincial Director of Ceremonies.
Afterwards 40 of our contingent dined at the Freemasons Arms, sharing the facility with 35 of our friends from the Province of North and East Yorkshire where we enjoyed good food and good company. It is disappointing that we no longer either travel together or dine together being split across numerous eating houses and trains. The Secretariat will endeavour to provide us with a travelling together option next year but the arrangement with North and East, at the Freemasons Arms, is now permanent.