On Tuesday 23rd of January 2018, Affinity Lodge 4872 in Altrincham, was visited by a contingent of Brethren from Bredbury Lodge 6497 wishing to lay claim to “The Lost Apprentice”.
The Brethren of Bredbury Lodge, led by Bro Russell Chesney as the “Claiming Officer”, made their claim before the First Rising after witnessing the Initiation of Bro Lias Rvalley Smith, carried out by WBro John Bailey, in a fantastic show of ritual.
The evening was capped off with a wonderful Social Board where the brethren enjoyed each other’s company filled with great conversation and plenty of “Masonic” banter.
It’s a historic moment for Bredbury Lodge as they become the first lodge in Area 4 to lay claim to the Lost Apprentice as it continues to make its’ way around the Province, bringing lodges together and promoting friendship and fidelity. It will continue to be “Mentored” until claimed by another lodge soon.