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Northumbrian Masters Sir David Wooton 2

This is a reminder that the Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Hugh Wootton, is visiting Northumberland on Wednesday, 31st May to deliver a talk entitled "Creating Our Future" to the Northumbrian Masters Lodge, No.3477, at Fern Avenue.

It has always been our policy that, when we receive a speaker of particular importance, we invite Master Masons, Masters and Past Masters who are not members of the Lodge to attend the presentation.

Sir David is particularly keen to address as many "Light Blues" as possible and so I am disseminating the information to the Brethren so they know about it and can come along if they wish.

I would stress the importance of booking a meal with W Bro Kevin Stannard, the Lodge Secretary if you wish to dine. The caterer, Pat, does need to know exact numbers at least a few days beforehand. Individuals can turn up unannounced, and although they will not be able to dine, they are still welcome to hear the talk.

The meal will be somewhere in the region of £16, but will be food fit for a King.

Thank you on behalf of Northumbrian Masters Lodge, No.3477, and W Bro Kevin Stannard.

We hope to see you all there on the evening of 31st May.





Another great evening at the Fuji Yama restaurant in Newcastle.

73 fun loving foodies turned up to enjoy themselves and did just that. Superb food Teppan-Yaki style, cooked by the chefs while they juggled eggs,throwing them in the air and catching them in their hat. Then of course it was the diners turn to catch the eggs. Excellent fun.

£458 was raised for the Northumberland Masonic Charity Association.

Thanks to everyone who gave their support.

Next year’s event will be held on Sunday 13th May.

It was a privilege and pleasure to present Bro Duncan Richardson with his 50th certificate at his home in Heaton.

Bro Richardson is a member of St. Gabriel Lodge No.2995 and W Bro Tommy Foo and John Bartlett accompanied me on this special occasion.

Unfortunately Bro Richardson, who celebrated his 82nd birthday on the 30th of March, has been suffering from ill health and had been unable to attend the Lodge to receive his Certificate.

In 1966, two of Duncan’s neighbours who were Freemasons in St. Gabriel Lodge, discussed the possibility with him of becoming a Freemason.

Duncan and his wife Margaret had attended a number of socials and ladies nights over the years and had always enjoyed themselves, enjoying both the company and the dancing.

So with Margaret’s approval Duncan asked to join the lodge and was initiated on 4th January 1967.

Duncan served his apprenticeship as a joiner in Swan Hunters Shipyard and later in life, worked for Newcastle City Council.

He has a large garden which has been a source of relaxation over the years for Margaret and himself. Unfortunately Margaret suffered from ill health in her later years and Duncan was her carer up to her death two years ago.

Duncan is still a keen gardener and enjoys growing tomato plants given to him by his neighbours.

W Bro Tommy Foo, who recently received his 50th certificate, read out the contents of the certificate and we then congratulated Bro Richardson on achieving this Masonic milestone.