Hartington members swap their Aprons, for their tweed.

The other weekend, four of Hartington Lodges members, travelled North (and in one case south), to attend a simulated game day at Harboro Rocks Clay Shooting Ground.

The Hartington four

The day started with a cuppa, full English, safety briefing and drawing of pegs.

Breakfast

This was followed by some great shooting in the morning and then we had elevenses, which consisted of sausage rolls, sloe gin and gin and tonics!

One of Stewards in
Our Junior Warden AKA “Tommy Shelby”
Puss in Boots takes aim
Our Tyler and his Sloe Gin!
Our Junior Warden, seeing how it should be done!
Dinner is served

After dinner we had yet more shooting and a couple more fantastic drives!

Our Tyler during the action!
One of our Stewards in full swing!
Our Junior Warden in action.
Puss in Boots!

All-in-all, we had a great day and we will all be making a return visit.

Thanks Harboro Rocks, for your hospitality and your shooting.

One step closer………

And no we’re not talking about football! Although the football was on the cards when we met at The Grange Banqueting Suite for our July meeting.

It started off in the Lodge room, where we Passed Brother David Johnston to the degree of a Fellowcraft.

The ceremony was carried out in exemplary fashion adhering to the new Covid workings at all times.

Two more candidates were Proposed for Initiation and two more balloted for Initiation.

We then finished the evening in the bar, where out tables had been set for dinner, so we were able to watch the game! We were also accompanied by some of our candidates who are waiting to be Initiated and balloted.

Hartington’s first meeting back post lockdown

Last Wednesday saw Hartington Lodge No 1085’s first meeting back since October 2020.

The Lodge usually meeting in May, we were allowed to hold a late meeting and get on with some Business.

The Worshipful Master was Proclaimed in Office for another year and he Installed those Officers present.

We were also able to Propose a couple of Candidates, getting them ready to start their journey in Freemasonry.

We had a white table meal in the restaurant afterwards and had three Candidates with us, getting to know the members of the Lodge.

An enjoyable evening was had by those who were able to attend. It was great to be back!