Saturday 1stDecember saw eighty Royal Ark Mariner brethren from all of the thirteen RAM Lodges of the Province assemble at the Masonic Centre at Corby for the annual Royal Ark Mariner Assembly.
During the meeting eight brethren received from the Provincial Grand Master their well deserved promotion to Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand rank.
Whilst the meeting was taking place the Ladies were treated to a talk by Margaret Hinshelwood, the wife of Deputy Provincial Grand Secretary, Des Hinshelwood, entitled “A Short History of Garden Design”
Lunch followed where almost 103 sat down to enjoy the fellowship that the degree of Royal Ark Mariner engenders.
Photo: Ian McLachlan
Brethren receiving Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank
L to r: W.Bro. Frank Brierley– Ferrers Lodge No.1341,W.Bro. Philip Potter- Vikings Lodge No.245, W.Bro. Jeff Chambers- Lilford Lodge No.471, W.Bro. Brian Elliott DepPrGM, W.Bro. Andy Adamson– Perseverance Lodge No. 685, W.Bro. Mike Sheppard– The Graftonian Lodge No. 1243, W.Bro. David Sutton– Steanforde Lodge No. 752, R.W.Bro. Bob Stokes Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Bob Jeffery - Admiral Beatty Lodge No. 594,W.Bro. David Balmer– Powys Lodge No. 477 and W.Bro. Richard Bedells - ProvGDC.