An ample supply of sandwiches, cakes and scones accompanied by cream and strawberries were the order of the day for the Furness and South Lakeland Group Fellowship afternoon tea.
The annual event was held at Barrow-in-Furness Masonic Hall, with 50 members taking the opportunity to forget about waistbands and tuck into the sumptuous fare on offer.
Fellowship Chairman David Smith commented: “The fellowship is a great success. It provides a meeting place for retired Masons, their wives and widows to enjoy the companionship of old and new friends. We encourage new members and I am particularly keen that lodge almoners make the widows aware of what we have to offer. The value of getting out of the house and enjoying some social interaction should never be underestimated.”
The Furness Fellowship is entirely self-funding and does not receive financial help from the group or lodges in the group. On the monthly meeting calendar are talks, trips away and a very popular Christmas dinner.
Spotted doing great justice to the food provided was local Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Grainger who observed: “Dave and his team do a great job. It is a pleasure to sit and listen to the happy chatter of people enjoying the company of each other.”