The Provincial Grand Master and his team were out in Dunston to visit Clavering Lodge
Also visiting the Lodge was the PGM from Northumberland, Gordon Craigs who was accompanied by his Deputy and Assistant, and they were all in for a treat.
The presence of the Provincial guests added some additional sparkle to the occasion of a 're-invention' of the Lodge. Like many Lodges, they faced some difficult times but rather than hang up their gloves, decided to do something completely different and work an historic Mark Man Degree ceremony, not seen for a very long time. The ceremony which was worked between 1780 and 1850, was researched by Neville Barker Cryer and is said to be the origins of the ceremony we know today.
The team who conducted the demonstration of the Mark Man Degree was Paul Johnston, Peter Ronan, Alan Hume, Chris Ansell, Tony Easton, Les Baker, Philip Borlace, Simon Robinson and Bryan Kennedy. This turned out to be both a very enjoyable and entertaining demonstration, well worth going along to see.
A date for your diary will be the Lodge Installation on the 19th December when the Lodge will work a very different Installation of the new Master. This should also prove to be a very interesting event.