Lodge of Independence’s Own Architect Peter Shobbrook

Fifty years ago when the City of Chester was a tangle of cars, had its own Police Force and the Kings School were based in the City centre, Peter George Shobbrook became a Freemason at Lodge of Independence, all was revealed when George Mann APGM detailed Peter interesting life a City Architect. Peter was responsible for the design of many City buildings including the development of Bridge Street and Eastgate sectors, he was also responsible for design and refurbishment of over 25 Trustees Savings Banks in Cheshire and North Wales. A former Chairman of the Kings School Pupils Association, Scout Master and Chairman of the Chester Society of Architects. Now retired Peter has an interest in model trains, REMAF and walking.

During the evening George Mann promoted Peter to the new rank of PPSGW in recognition of the tremendous work he has undertaken in his Lodge and an excellent attendance record of 92% over the past 10 years. Peter has shown real dedication and demonstrated tremendous effort for his Lodge, a member who recognises the Great Architect above and practices Architecture in this home city of Chester where he was born and educated.

The lodge was well attended and George Mann APGM commented he was delighted to see new Acting Officers support the celebrations, less than 5 days after their appointment.

lodge-membersDavid Littler PJGD; Jack McGarva ProvGReg.; George Mann APGM; Ian Brown ProvJGD.; Peter Shobbrook PPSGW; Bernard Lawrence ProvAGDC; Mike McGarva PSGD; Ian Smith ProvGMentor; Glyn Hewitt PAGDC; Stewart Jones ProvDepGDC.

lodge-of-independenceLodge of Independence

peter-shobbrook-and-george-mann-in-discussionPeter Shobbrook and George Mann in deep discussion

an-eye-to-businessAn eye to business the all-important raffle that generated over £130 for charities

the-worshipful-master-kelvin-goodacre-and-past-master-piers-dutton-share-a-toastThe Worshipful Master Kelvin Goodacre and Past Master Piers Dutton share a toast