The evening of Thursday the 24th of October was a special day for the Brethren of Thorne Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No 1004. Not only was it their 200th Meeting and 50 years since their consecration it was also their Installation night.
But it gets better. Taking over the Chair, by kind permission of the Worshipful Commander, W. Bro. Alan Corbridge, W. Bro. Robert Corfield, Past Deputy P.G.M., proceeded to install the Master Elect, none other than his son Martyn.
The Ceremony, in the presence of W. Bro. J. Trevor Bolton, the Assistant P.G.M. and R.W. Bro. James Bennett Truswell, the Past P.G.M., along with 30 others, was carried out in an impressive manner and a moving atmosphere, with both father and son displaying pride and admiration for one another in what was an excellent ceremony all round.
With the closing of the Lodge the Brethren retired to enjoy a first class meal and friendly atmosphere at the Festive Board. All in all, a night for all to remember.
Courtesy of W.Bro. Jim Stanley Prov. Charity Steward and Chairman of Trustees.