St Werburga Lodge No 4147 Installation

On Friday evening after we’d had the Provincial Shoot, many of the participants headed to The Grange Banqueting Suite, for the St Werburga Lodge Installation.

Here we saw Robert Ingram Install the Senior Warden, Alan Draper as the Master of the Lodge for the next two years.

Although Alan is a Past Master and has already been through the Chair, he confirmed it was still a very emotional night for him having three of his School friends present. One of these being our very own Alan Cudworth.

Alan Cudworth, Craig Whittle and Peter Walklate were all present at this very enjoyable and well attended meeting.

A super night was had by all.

Derbyshire V Hertfordshire – Clay Pigeon Shoot

Friday saw 37 Freemasons from the Provinces of Derbyshire and Hertfordshire brave the weather for their Annual Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition.

This year it was held in the Province of Derbyshire at Lowes Lane Clay Shooting Ground.

The morning started with breakfast and drinks and then various groups went off to shoot a 50 bird Sporting lay-out.

Derbyshires Provincial Grand Master was present along with Hertfordshire’s Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

The highest ten scores for each Province were added together to give a combined Provincial total.

Derby scored a total of 349, whilst Hertfordshire scored a total of 339. So it was quite a closely shot match in the end.

Two of Hartington’s members scored were counted as part of the top ten and a very enjoyable day was had by all.

Hartington – Initiation

On Wednesday evening the members of Hartington Lodge No 1085, returned back after their summer recess.

The highlight of the evening was Brother Marc Patrick Anthony’s Initiation, which went considerably well, considering our Worshipful Master and his team had had two months off!

The Working Tools were delivered excellently by the Initiates Brother-In-Law, Brother Marco Echeverria.

The Ceremony concluded with a Proposition from Brother Gareth Collins and Peter Walklate for another new member.

There was a great atmosphere at the Festive Board and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

University of Derby – Freshers Fair

On Monday our IPM attended the Freshers Fair at the University of Derby.

He was joined by some ladies from the Order of Woman’s Freemasonry.

Everyone had an enjoyable day promoting our wonderful organisations.

There was a lot of interest for both organisations from not only students, but also the staff.

On the second day our Worshipful Master also attended and we had a surprise visit from another of our members and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master – Stephen Jones.

Again the day was enjoyed by those who attended and we had a number of interesting discussions.