Mark Holt

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Another successful outcome for the Crimps at Pontefract Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 878

A candidate for elevation, Brother Michael Hamilton Stephen, not a surprise to this Lodge as this was the third this year and another was proposed later in the meeting, great news for the Worshipful Commander, Worshipful Brother Rod Williams, and a testimony to the work of the Lodge Crimps. They have worked assiduously over the years, mainly around the docks at Legioleum Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 457 Castleford, where they have shanghaied a …

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A change of hands at the Helm of Portal Royal Ark Mariners No. 127

With the Portal Dreadnought safely berthed at Eastgate Masonic Hall, it was time to welcome, and Install, the new Skipper who had agreed to take on this motley crew and navigate them through the next 12 months. Who was willing to take on this arduous task, none other than the much travelled Provincial Grand Master Overseer for 2015/2016 in the Province of Mark Master Masons West Yorkshire, Brother Charles David Lindsay, not a happy soul …

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Something different at Prince Edward Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 14

If you are available at 4.30 on Saturday, 23 July, you may like to pay a visit to Greenhead Masonic Hall in Huddersfield, particularly the Prince Edward Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 14. You will have the pleasure of witnessing a ‘Demonstration of a Scottish Mark Degree Ceremony’. I am aware that a number of our Brethren in the Province have witnessed the Ceremony, in fact some have actually been through it, but it …

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A Display of Talent at White Rose Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1067

An excellent attendance at the Masonic hall, Hoyle Court on Monday 11 April to witness the advancement of Brother Howard Henry Thompson and the presentation of two Grand Lodge Certificates, not that exceptional you may say, but read on. The Lodge was opened in due form by the Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Michael John Kingdon after which, upon  a report, the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother James Steggles G.M.R.A.C. was admitted together with an appropriate …

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An Escorted Visit, but no one to Escort!

Tapton Hall, Sheffield, Wednesday 15 June, and 43 Mark Master Masons met for the Escorted visit to Escafeld Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1139 but there was no one to Escort at the appointed hour of 6.15. Huddles were held to discus, where do we go from here?  Easy, open the Lodge, no problem in the hands of the Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother James Ambler, and deal with all the business other than admitting …

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