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dingles pgm bumper carFreemasons many with their Wife’s, children and grandchildren revelled in an evening of fun, taking in all the excitement of Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre at Lifton last week taking advantage of their unique collection of fairground attractions.

Nearly 400 people gathered with the intention of giving their offspring the time of their lives playing on the fairground attractions that only the older members of the families could possibly remember, the trouble was the adults had as much if not more fun than the children at an evening free to all that attended, funded by the Devonshire Freemasons as part of their year long celebration of the Tercentenary of Freemasonry in England.

As an additional attraction during the evening’s entertainment several vintage cars arrived to present the Provincial grand Master Rt.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury JP. with the Golden Gavel, this is made from car parts and painted gold and is travelling around England and Wales, it’s journey began in Great Windsor Park and having reached Lands End will eventually return to Brooklands, always travelling in iconic vintage British cars.

dingles pgm gavelHaving received the gavel and them passed it to W. Bro. Kit Le Marquand who will deliver it into the safekeeping of the Provincial Grand Master of Cornwall, Ian Kingsbury JP. re-joined the fun as can be seen in the photograph’s also playing with the children on many of the other iconic rides such as The Ghost Train (made in 1947) the Victorian Golden Gallopers Roundabout, and the Dodgems where Ian said he wanted to stay as it was the only place he could drive recklessly without getting a ticket.

It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by everybody who attended and will be remembered for a long time, thanks to the Freemasons of Devonshire.

W. Bro Clive Eden PPrSGW
Provincial Press Officer