A Busy Saturday Morning For Craig

Craig Wood had a very busy Saturday morning at Salford Masonic Hall as his year as Master of HBS Council No. 234 was coming to a close, he still had some work to do.

Opening up for the last time and welcoming Mervyn Wilson, the head of our order in East Lancashire, the District Grand Prefect, he started work on a very busy agenda.

A knock on the door came which announced that there was a candidate to admit. Under the watchful eye of Acting DC and newly appointed Deputy District Grand Prefect, Graham Newton, Philip Moore was admitted by Craig and the council officers as the latest recruit into East Lancashire District.

Left to right: Phil Moore, Mervyn Wilson,Nigel Bramley-Haworth, Craig Wood and Barry Smethurst

The lecture was delivered with sincerity by Barry Smethurst from Saddleworth Council No. 281 following which Mervyn presented Phil with a gridiron lapel badge and the ritual book of the degree.

Craig congratulates Nigel

Craig barely had time to draw breath before he commenced with the installation of the council’s new Master – Nigel Bramley- Haworth.

We witnessed another fine ceremony very well delivered by Craig as Nigel was installed in fine style and congratulated by Mervyn on its conclusion.

With Nigel now at the helm the rest of the officers for the year were invested and the council business concluded.

Craig could now relax and enjoy the festive board and a glass of Brown Ale!

Craig and Nigel with the members of HBS Council and visiting brethren