A new innovation from Mark Grand Lodge saw the Grand Lodge promotions meeting separated from the annual investitures of June and undertaken at the September meeting. This was recently held at UGLE, Gt. Queen Street on Tuesday 11thSeptember and two brethren from Northants & Hunts Mark Province were honoured. W.Bro. Brian Elliott, Deputy Provincial Grand Master and member of Earl of Euston Lodge No.1458 received a promotion to Past Grand Senior Deacon and W.Bro. Brian Thompson of Powys Lodge Lodge No.685 received his promotion to Past Grand Junior Deacon.
Unfortunately due to ill health, Brian Thompson, was unable to travel to London to personally receive his appointment from the Pro Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Raymond Smith.
Ten brethren from the Province did attend however to join with nearly 500 other Mark brethren in a most enjoyable ceremony and lunch following in the Grand Connaught Rooms.
Table 40 -l to r: W.Bro. Brian Elliott received Past Grand Senior Deacon, Bro. Mark Upex, W.Bro Norman Pope, R.W.Bro. George Bonham, R.W.Bro. Bob Stokes Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Des Hinshelwood, W.Bro Richard Bedells, W.Bro. David Balmer, W.Bro. David Sowerby and W.Bro. Richard Asher