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Long Servive Certificate Presentation to W.Bro. Allan Jones

W.Bro. Allan Jones PPrGSuptWks Celebrated 50 Years Service to Freemasonry and was presented with a Certificate from W.Bro. David C. Thomas PSGD the Assistant Provincial Grand Master on the 20th February 2019.

W.Bro. Allan joined Freemasonry on the 19th February 1969. He was proposed by W.Bro. J.E. Jones and seconded by Bro. B. Bennett. He has held all Offices within the Lodge before becoming the Worshipful Master in 1986 and again in 2000, Allan held the Office of Treasurer of the Lodge for a total of 6 years. He received his first Provincial Honours in 2000 of PProvGStdB, and his current Rank of PPrGSwdB in 2014. Allan continues to play an active role in Memory Lodge as the current Inner Guard.

Allan also received gifts from the Members of Memory Lodge of an engraved Trinket Box and an engraved Whiskey Tumbler which was presented to him by the Worshipful Master W.Bro. John E. Jones PPrSuptWks.


At the Festive Board Allan was also presented with a bottle of Whiskey and a Certificate from Memory Lodge signed by the Worshipful Master.

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Gift Presentation to W. Bro. John Cunningham

W. Bro. John Cunningham with his Lodge GiftGold Trowel

W.Bro. John E. Cunningham P.Pr.G.Ch.Stwd. being presented with a Gold Plated Trowel by W.Bro. Phil Lohman P.Pr.G.Supt.Wks., Treasurer of Memory Lodge No. 4264, in appreciation from Memory Lodge members in John's role as Charity Steward 2006 - 2018.

John carried out his work despite many periods of discomfort due to ill health, which forced him to stand down recently. John was supported by his wife Gill, who also received a 'gift' of a bouquet of flowers from the Lodge in recognition of her assistance to her husband.

The Trowel, being symbolic of the Jewel of a Charity Steward. The Worshipful Master W.Bro. John E.Jones P.Pr.G.Supt.Wks. hoped the presentatioin could have taken place during the Lodges last meeting, but John was unable to attend at the last minute due to his illness.

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Tribute to W. Bro. Wynne Cotton

W. Bro. Wynne Cotton with his Lodge Certificate

The members of Memory Lodge will be aware that, in the Autumn of 2017, W. Bro. Wynne Cotton left the Lodge in order to re-locate to Cardiff to be near to his family.

W. Bro. Wynne had been a member for 44 years, during which time he had served as Master of the Lodge in 1988-1989 and, latterly with distinction, as Charity Steward of the Lodge between 1997 and 2006.

In order to honour his service to the Memory Lodge, the members presented W. Bro. Wynne an engraved Tercentenary Jewel and a Lodge Certificate marking his service as a member and his contribution to the Lodge.

The photograph of Wynne with his Certificate was taken by his daughter Rhian over the Christmas period.

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Presentation of Long Service Certificate to W.Bro Stanley Kenneth Parry

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro David Charles Thomas, Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, accompanied by W.Bro Morgan Tudor, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and W.Bro David Keith Anglesea Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, visited the Memory Lodge No 4264 at Farfield Hall, Connah’s Quay on Wednesday 21st December 2016 to present a Long Service Certificate to W.Bro Stanley Kenneth Parry PPrGSwdB, who reached this milestone on the same day of the visit.

W.Bro Parry is pictured above, with the Assistant Provincial Grand Master at the Festive Board together with his Long Service Certificate and gifts from the members of the Lodge.

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2017 Go Kart Challenge, Bala 2017

The 2017 Go-Karting CupPresentation of Go-Karting Cup 2017


Memory Lodge No 4264 were the winners of the 2017 Go Kart Challenge held at Bala on September 10th 2017. The team, consisting of Team Captain W. Bro Bonner Hingeley with his son Bonner Junior, Grandsons Ben and Matthew finished ahead of all the other teams in what turned out to be inclement weather at times and are shown, above left, with the challenge trophy.

The Trophy was formally presented to the new Worshipful Master of the Lodge, Bro. Peter Coates, L.G.R., at his Installation Festive Board on 20th September 2017 shown above right

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Elvis is in the Building!

Elvis is alive and well!

Members of the Lodge, their families and friends enjoyed an "Elvis Live" Social at Farfield Hall on Saturday 7th October 2017, organised by the Ladies Committee.

"Elvis Live", in reality Wynne Roberts, entertained the large audience for nearly three hours with his lifelike singing and appearance, as can be seen by the photograph above. Thanks to those attending, the evening realised a healthy profit to be used for future charitable purposes and the Worshipful Master, Bro Peter Coates and his wife Jackie are to be congratulated for such an enjoyable evening.

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Festival of Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017

The laying of the wreath by W.Bro. 
	   Tony Tidswell!

It was the turn of Memory Lodge to place a wreath on behalf of all the Connah's Quay based Group 6 Lodge and Chapters at the Cenotaph in Connah's Quay on Sunday November 12th to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars and all the conflicts which have taken place since then.

The photograph, above, shows the current Lodge Immediate Past Master W.Bro Tony Tidswell, a former Royal Navy Serviceman, placing the wreath on behalf of the Lodge and all Deeside Freemasons.


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