The Master of the Lodge WBro Bernard Wroe PProvGSwdB, performed a smooth, proficient and entertaining Rising ceremony of Bro Andrew Valentine.
The ceremony was witnessed by his father in law, Bro Philip Savage, who is due to be raised at the next meeting by the past masters of the lodge.
Bernard was supported by an extremely well drilled team which ensured the evening ran smoothly. This highlighted the depth in quality of the serving officers in the lodge.
Bro Andrew commented after the ceremony that when he was part way through the ceremony, he realised WBro Bernard was reciting everything faultlessly from memory. Andrew was humbled by what he saw.
left to right: – Bro John Hughes (Raised in December 2018), WBro Neville Wild PProvJGW, Bro Philip Savage, WBro Ian Shuker PProvSGD (SW), Bro Andrew Valentine (Candidate), WBro Bernard Wroe PProvGSwdB, WBro David Starbuck PProvJGW, Bro Julian Valentine (Andrew’s father).
The meeting was followed by an excellent meal and an extremely sociable social board:-