It was the Province of North Wales “Big Day” to mark the Tercentenary of Grand Lodge on Saturday, 1 July at Queen Elizabeth Court, the night before dozens of helpers had been fighting against tremendous wind and storms threatening to destroy the well planned event but in the last hours the weather changed and it was glorious sunshine from dawn to dusk. George Mann APGM, Cheshire, started the days celebrations with presentation of a £4000 cheque to David Evans Chairman of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Court from all Freemasons in Cheshire well before the opening ceremony at 10.30am. From then on it was fun and enjoyment all the way with the general public and members flocking to partake in the many stands set up by Lodges throughout North Wales. Hundreds poured into the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Court to take part in what was a spectacular event in the Province of North Wales, it was supported by dozens of Cheshire Freemasons and their families for what was a wonderful day out.
WBro George Mann APGM (Cheshire) presents a £4000 cheque to David Evans Chairman of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Court. Left to right Grenville Phillips (Gateways Lodge 6374) John Kilgallen, George Mann APGM, David Evans Chairman of Friend of QEC, Hywel Wyn Jones Master of Cambria Meridian Lodge 9876 and member of County Palatine of Cheshire Lodge 6856.
George Mann APGM and Grenville Phillips visits Gateways Lodge member and resident of Queen Elizabeth Court Trefor Owen who celebrated his golden Anniversary earlier this year.
Les Hutchinson Chief Operating Officer from MCF London attended to explain all about the work of MCF with Claire Beaumont a member of the Support and Advice Team. They both had a busy weekend schedule attending another Tercentenary adventure the following day on Sunday.
Mark Fearnall from Sylvania Lodge (Chester) lent a welcome hand by acting as announcing guru throughout the day, here George Mann APGM congratulates Mark on his cross border support.
Plants galore to buy at a giveaway price, plenty for the enthusiastic gardener.
Who could resist a little flutter on the lucky numbers stall with dozens and dozens of bottles to be won by the lucky ticket holder”.