Author: Martin Wilson

June 9, 2020 Martin Wilson

On Monday 8 June what should have been the date of Leicester Councils meeting, due to the COVID-19 and the suspension of Masonry, they were not able to meet at London Road, Leicester, but instead they decided to hold a social get together via Zoom and timed so that they could remember absent brethren at…

March 13, 2020 Martin Wilson

On Thursday the District Grand Master accompanied by a number of District Officers made a visit to Huntingdon Council where they witness the ceremony of Super Excellent Master followed by the Installation of Companion Robert Taylor by Illustrious Companion Michael Jolly.

March 13, 2020 Martin Wilson

On Thursday 12 March a delegation from the Carillon Council in Loughborough delivered the Travelling Trowel to the Huntingdon Council at their Installation meeting.  Pictured left to right are Companion Mark Meade, Illustrious Companion Ray Ellis, Illustrious Companion Terry Weston and Companion Bob Stephens

February 15, 2020 Martin Wilson

On Tuesday 11 February 2020 the District Grand Master accompanied by all but three of his District Officers visited Northampton Council.  The meeting was a Select & Royal degree which was performed to a high standard by all of the Council Officers.  There were a number of Heads and Past Heads of Orders present including…

December 17, 2019 Martin Wilson

On Sunday 15 December Companions and their wives gathered at the Boat Inn Stoke Bruerne for the District Christmas lunch and carols.  Seventy five people were present and a good time was had by all.  The Grand Organist, John Hitchin, accompanied us on the organ between courses with carols which were heartily sung.  The day…

November 27, 2019 Martin Wilson

Friday 22 November saw the Installation meeting of Corby Council but not before they had received the District GPCW, the Travelling Trowel brought by the DGM from Charles Herbert Perram Council plus the Deputy DGM arriving at the meeting and choosing a new Companion for the Order. The meeting commenced and following the opening the…

October 11, 2019 Martin Wilson

Friday 4 October saw the Installation of The Olney Council in Olney.  The District Grand Master was in attendance escorted by the District Grand Director of Ceremonies.  Twenty five members were present and enjoyed a very good meeting followed by an excellent festive board provided by new Caterers.  Pictured are left to right: Stephen Tunney,…

September 10, 2019 Martin Wilson

On Monday 9 September Leicester Council held their meeting at London Road, Leicester with 36 present at the meeting.  The MEM degree was conferred upon Comp Kalpesh Chauhan with Very Illustrious Companion Jim Patel taking the chair and Companion Trevor Rogers delivering the history. Illustrious Companion Stephen Finnigan then Installed Companion Peter Gibson – Leitch…

September 8, 2019 Martin Wilson

On Friday 6 September Carillon Council held its Installation meeting at the Masonic Hall, Loughborough.  Prior to undertaking the Installation ceremony the Thrice Illustrious Master, Illustrious Companion Martin Collins, conducted the Select Master degree.  Following his Installation, Illustrious Companion Brian Emerton appointed Companion Philip Marshall as Deputy Master and Nicholas Simpson as his Principal Conductor…

May 4, 2019 Martin Wilson

On Tuesday 16 April Grand Council was held in the Grand Temple at Great Queen Street.  A number of members from the East Midlands District were either Appointed or Promoted in Grand Rank.  After the meeting a number of members from the District then dined in the Grand Connaught Rooms.