Thurston Chapter No 2525 were delighted to welcome Paul Shepherd an Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals to their installation meeting at Ulverston Masonic Hall as the principal guest.
Paul was able to observe Graham Lloyd install Dave Smith as his successor as first principal in fine style.
Jim Richards was installed as second principal whilst former group chairman Alan Jones was installed as third principal.
Despite the fact that the ceremony was somewhat foreshortened, as the three principals were past principals of the chapter, it was nonetheless carried out with great decorum and sincerity.
Tom Hird undertook the work of the address to the principals, Harry Kilgour that to the sojourners and Paul gave the address to the Companions. All played their part well.
There were numerous acting officers in attendance in the persons of Andrew Ridal, Barrie Crossley, Phil Preston, Mike Jenkins and David Ozanne.
Past Provincial Second Grand Principal Chris Band, past AtoPrGPs David Grainger, former Preston group chairman Stan Rigby, former Furness and South Lakeland group chairman Rowly Saunders and the present Furness chairman Peter Schofield were also amongst the interested onlookers.
Following the ceremonial part of the evening an installation banquet was held in Ulverston Masonic Hall where an excellent meal, courtesy of Stollers, was enjoyed.