Brethren from both Lancashire districts headed over to Leeds to see The Most Worthy Grand Master Tom Jackson install Brian Butterfield as the head of the order in Yorkshire.
Castle Grove Masonic Hall was the splendid venue for this occasion with its wood paneled lodge room and magnificent dining area, the scene was set for an enjoyable day.
Mervyn Wilson, District Grand Prefect for East Lancashire was with his counterpart Paul Snape from West Lancashire as well as both Deputies, Peter Hegarty from East and newly appointed Mark Barton from West. Other acting officers and visitors made up a good number from both districts.
The lodge room was as expected packed with Allied Masons eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Grand Master, at the head of the procession was another East Lancashire member, Paul Waring, with the Grand sword.
Brian was installed in a most sincere manner by the Grand Master following which he then installed and invested his Deputy and officers of the year.
Following the conclusion of the meeting the brethren enjoyed good company and fine food in the dining room. The Grand Master was in good form and in an entertaining mood as he presented Brian with a baby’s dummy suspended from a green ribbon to remind him he is the newest of all of the District Grand Prefects!