On Wednesday the 19th of April at Bolton Masonic Hall, F W Broadbent Mark Lodge No 1132 held its regular meeting. In attendance was the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, WBro David G Rainford PGJD who was accompanied by VWBro David H Thompson, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Secretary WBro Brendan Hart along with 22 brethren from various Mark Lodges to witness an advancement.
The Lodge opened at 6:20 by the Worshipful Master Bro William R Guffogg PProvGSD who welcomed all the brethren to the meeting and thanked them for taking the time to visit the Lodge. A ballot took place for a new joining member Bro Stephen Holland a member of Salford Mark Lodge No 994 which proved unanimously in favour following which the Lodge members made him most welcome.
The workings of the Lodge being underway the Worshipful Master then proceeded with the advancement of Bro John Gannon a member of New Trinity Craft Lodge who completed the ceremony in a truly exceptional manner.
The proceedings of the Lodge being completed it was closed at 7:50. Onto the dining room were 20 brethren sat down to a lovely 3-course meal. The usual raffle took place and the newly advanced brother took on the role of selling the raffle numbers and raised a substantial amount for good causes.
As a working visitor, I must say it was a most memorable and enjoyable evening all round and I would like to wish F W Broadbent Mark Lodge all the best for the future.