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Burns Festival another Smash Hit!

From the first drink on the Friday night to the singing of Auld Lang Syne on the Sunday Morning you could not have wished for a better celebration of the Bard. The Festival President and his Lady – David and Vanda Ashbolt – welcomed everyone and the Festivities began in great good humour. Everything ran
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A Good News start to a Great New Year

Well, it looks like it’s going to be a year ahead of fond memories and celebrations of some of the good things the Mark degree has, with your help and generosity, achieved so far. Firstly: back in 2018, at our AGM in July, we made a presentation of a cheque for £13,446 to “Dogs for
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The Provincial Grand Master, RW. Bro. Tom Quinn leads the first Full Team Visit of the decade to Lodge of Clemency on the 11th January 2020 and what a good meeting it turned out to be.

The Brethren of Lodge of Clemency met at 11.00am on Saturday the 11th January and opened the lodge in the usual manner. As is customary on such occasions the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies requested admission to the lodge and informed the Master that the Provincial Grand Master was outside the lodge together with a
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Volunteer Donations Across the Seas

St John Ambulance England and the Islands have recently, through the hard work of volunteers from London including John Anderson (a member of Commemoration Mark Lodge 1091 in the Province of London), donated an equipment support vehicle to St John Rescue Corps in Malta (part of the St John Ambulance Association of Malta). The vehicle
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Top Gun Dinner 2019

The 4th Annual AAC-AFA ‘Top Gun’ Dinner was held as usual in the Royal Air Force Club  where the events arranger plus Host, and Commanding Officer (CO) Paul D. Fitzgerald, is a member. A full house of 140 booked into dine in the splendid surroundings of the Sovereign’s Room (formally the Ballroom, and renamed last
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W Bro Robert Anderson, Provincial Grand Secretary and a Delegation visit Friendship from Service Lodge No. 1313 on 9th January 2020

The Provincial Grand Secretary and Delegation received a very warm welcome and enjoyed both the Mark and Royal Ark Mariners Meeting, the latter being both an Elevation and Installation. The Festive Board was a Burns’ night meal with the Haggis ceremonially piped into the room and R W Bro Tom Quinn Provincial Grand Master, gave
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Dramatic RAM No.487, Wednesday 8th January 2020

Dramatic RAM Lodge No.487 saw the first visit of the new year by APGM W. Bro John Ellis, RAMGR together with a delegation of Provincial Grand Officers. We were all entertained and enlightened by an interesting and erudite lecture on Music and Masonry given by W.Bro. Maj. Dennis Bradley before repairing to a very convivial festive
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