Author: Martin Wilson

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.

April 15, 2019 Martin Wilson

Nine Arches Council met on Wednesday 10 April at Corby Masonic Centre and sixty five members were in attendance.  After the usual business had been conducted the Council was closed and a Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters was opened and a total of twelve candidates from this District plus one from Warwickshire had the degree…

March 24, 2019 Martin Wilson

On Friday 22 March the Grand Master Most Illustrious Companion Kessick John Jones attended the meeting of the Old Kimboltonians’ Lodge No 7204 at Kimbolton School in order to present a 50 year certificate to Right Illustrious Companion Alan Stewart. Right Illustrious Companion Alan lives on the Isle of Man and only comes over to…