100 years of continuous working

When Mark Men from Lancashire petitioned MWGM William Patrick Albert Duke of Connaught and Strathearn for a Royal Ark Mariner Warrant for Perseverance Lodge in 1922, little did they know that 100 years later, give or take a few months, the Lodge would have seen three PGMs of the Province pass through its ranks, George Gray, George Farnworth Nuttall and Fred Kemp.
The RAM Lodge 403 was consecrated on 27 May 1922. In celebration of reaching 100 years, the present PGM RWBro John H Smith and a delegation of Provincial Officers attended the lodge and those present were treated to a potted history of this esteemed Lodge.
What a fine night was had by all. The members did a great job with a little help from Provincial Officers. The PGM thanked the Lodge for the magnificent contribution they have made to Royal Ark Mariner Masonry in East Lancs. He presented the Lodge with their 100-year certificate in recognition of their significant milestone achievement.
In fact, the event was so enjoyable that 5 of the visitors joined on the night. It is fair to say the Lodge has seen membership drop recently and is seeking support from Brethren.
Over 20 Brethren dined on a pleasant fish main course, followed by jam roly-poly a firm favourite amongst Lancashire Masons. So dear reader if you want a good night out, an entertaining social board and excellent banter look no further than joining or visiting Perseverance 403, Clayton Le Moors. When a lodge has had three Provincial Grand Masters then it is worth preserving. The Lodge meets twice a year and has the desire and enthusiasm to continue to work for the next 100 years.

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