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News 2016

Provincial Grand Lodge 18th April 2016

Provincial Grand Lodge for the Province of Devonshire was held once again at The Riviera International Conference Centre at Torquay on Monday 18th April 2015. Over 500 Brethren assembled during the morning for the 3 course Banquet Lunch.

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Wing Walk for HeartSWell South West.

I am delighted to report that my WingWalk on 18th May 2016, at AreoSuperBatics Ltd, RFC Rendcomb Airfield, Cirencester, went extremely well and was just amazing in windy conditions and a break in the weather allowed the afternoon flight's to take place. Just a few hundred feet up and at speeds of around 110mph it was difficult to smile or waive for obvious reasons.

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"The Widows Sons" Chapter

widows sons logoOn Saturday 25th June, 8 members of "The Widows Sons" chapter, organised by the Motorcycling Lodge of West Kent No 9899, will be visiting 12 Provinces in 24 hours. They are raising funds for the masonic charity Lifelites, which you are all aware of. They intend to visit 4, Trafalgar Lawns, Barnstaple, between 3.30 and 4.30pm on that day, and then start their return journey, arriving home by about midnight. I've assured them of a true Devonshire reception, and would all members please try and attend (with bikes).

Something to SHOUT ABOUT!

Torbay Masters donation to RNLI

W. Bro. Gordon Cook of Torbay Masters’ Lodge who meet in Paignton can be seen here presenting a cheque for £200 to Mark Cridel, Coxswain of the Torbay lifeboat who are based in Brixham.

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If it's not bolted down...

St Michaels Lodge 8186 - Railway Buffs

Brother Paul Beatty (left) and Bro. Mark Whitlock (right) from St. Michaels Lodge 8186 were recently seen rummaging round the Bristol St. Pauls railway sidings looking for items to scrounge and auction at their festive board.

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Tercentenary Jewel

Tercentenary Jewel

As mentioned in the Pro Grand Master's address at Quarterly Communications yesterday, the MW Grand Master has approved a permanent jewel to commemorate the Tercentenary of the United Grand Lodge of England.

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Provincial Teddy Master gets a day out!

Provincial Teddy Master - Keith Bower

Last Saturday 18th June saw the first official public outing (see attached photo’s) of our new Provincial Teddy Master W. Bro. Keith Bower and while he will need to put on a few pounds to match his predecessor he certainly made the grade with the funds he raised on the day.

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Armed Forces Day Plymouth 2016

2016 Armed Forces Day

Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend is an annual event held in support of the national Armed Forces Day initiative. The intention of the day for Plymouth is to say a big "Thank You" to the Armed Services, their families and our veterans.

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Devon Freemasons donate £7500 to local charity

Therapeutic working in the garden

Devon Freemasons has donated £7,500 to Devon Community Foundation to help support people in need across the county. Last week the Chief Executive DCF, Martha Wilkinson was delighted to be presented with the cheque by Ian Kingsbury, the Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire Freemasons.

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Excester Lodge No. 6228

Children's outside play area

Children and young people staying in the RD&E’s Bramble Unit now have a completely revamped outside play area thanks to a massive fundraising drive by local people.

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Tercentenary Banner

Tercentenary Banner with Wendy Watts

On Friday 1st July we travelled to North Molton to pick up the Banner made by Heather Everitt at Masonic Banners and took it to Mrs Wendy Watts.

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Sons of the Widow

Sons of the widow with banner

On 21st June the peace and quiet of Trafalgar Lawn, the home of the Masonic Centre in Barnstaple, was shattered by the arrival of sixteen large powerful motorcycles!

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Diary Dates

Exeter Cathedral is the venue for Evensong on 13th September 2016 and the Carol Service and Readings on 10th December 2016

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