First for Furness

The Companions of Furness Chapter gave their usual warm welcome to the Second Provincial Grand Principal, Excellent Companion Christopher Charles Butterfield at their installation meeting at the Ulverston Masonic Hall.

Excellent Companion Barrie Crossley conducted the proceedings with dignity and sincerity as he installed Excellent Companion Les Preston back into the chair as first principal. Indeed, it heralded a special evening for the members of Ulverston Lodge 7872. It transpired that this was the first time that Furness Chapter has had the three principals from the same lodge. A situation that seems hard to believe as next year the chapter celebrates their 150th Anniversary.

Pictured from left to right, are Chris Butterfield, Les Preston, Barrie Crossley and Steve Ellershaw



















Pictured from left to right, are; Steve Ellershaw, Les Preston and Pat Moss.
















Chris was able witness Les install Excellent Companion Steve Ellershaw in the chair of the second principal and Steve install Pat Moss into the chair of the third principal. All the work was done with style and sincerity. The address to the robes were in the very capable hands of Companions Gary Jones, Peter Quirk and Craig McNicoll. All were delivered with an accomplished style. After the ceremony, the installation banquet was held in Ulverston Masonic Hall and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.