For the second year in succession Mark Grand Lodge held a separate Grand promotions meeting at Gt Queen Street. On the 10thSeptember two brethren of the Mark Province received well deserved promotions in Grand rank. W.Bro. Trevor Boswell of Simon de St.Liz Lodge No. 245 and W.Bro. Andrew Woodward of The Graftonian Lodge No.1243 both received promotions to Past Grand Junior Deacon.
The meeting was presided over by the Pro Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Raymond Smith, who invested Bro. Trevor and Bro. Andrew, along with 205 other brethren of the Order. Some had travelled from far flung corners of the globe and during his address at the end of the meeting were warmly welcomed by the Pro Grand Master to great applause by all present.
Fourteen brethren from the Province (picture below) did attend to witness a most enjoyable and efficiently run ceremony with lunch following in the Grand Connaught Rooms. Sadly, W.Bro. Tony Greene, PGSD, had to leave early and missed the photo opportunity.
Sitting -l to r: R.W.Bro. George Bonham, PProvGM, R.WBro. Bob Stokes, ProvGM, V.W.Bro. Max Bayes, PGJO, (ProvGM for N&H Craft), W.Bro. Trevor Boswell who received PGJD, W.Bro. Mark Constant, PPrGinspWks, (AProvGM, N&H Craft).
Standing –l to r: W.Bro Norman Pope, PGStwd, W.Bro. Brian Hornigold, AsstGSwdB, W.Bro. Brian Elliott, DepProvGM, W.Bro. Graham Minnett, PGJD, W.Bro. Des Hinshelwood, ProvGDepSec, W.Bro Andrew Woodward who received PGJD, W.Bro. Steve Hardy, ProvGMO and W.Bro. Chris Beck, PGSD