Ulverston Lodge No 7872 welcomed Rowly Saunders as the principal guest at their installation meeting.
He was able to witness Derek Pallister install his successor Steve Ellershaw in fine style in a ceremony overseen by director of ceremonies John McArthur.
There were outstanding performances from Stephen Bradshaw, Tim Harley and David Kyle who presented the working tools of the three degrees.
Also called into action were Tony Cassells for the tools of an installed master, group chairman Peter Schofield undertook the address to the wardens, Peter Quirk that to the Worshipful Master, Graham Benson addressed the stewards as to their duties and Rowly orated the address to the Brethren.
Following the formalities at Ulverston Masonic Hall the installation banquet was held at the Olde Mill, Bardsea.