There's nothing like a visit to the sea side, and on this occasion, it was to Rockcliffe Lodge of RAM in South Shields.
The Lodge brethren were delighted to welcome the Provincial Grand Master and his Provincial Team to their meeting on the 17th May.
This Lodge has the 2nd highest membership in the Province of Durham with 37 members. This increased to 38 on the evening with the Elevation of Harry Frederick Smith. Harry had told his proposer Paul O'Doherty that he has always wanted to join this fine RAM Lodge but he waited until the Lodge had a Provincial visit before taking this important step.... No, not really, just kidding! Congratulation go to Harry from everyone who was at the meeting.
If you are in the Mark Degree, why not consider joining the Royal Ark Mariners and find out a little more history, and apart from anything else, enjoy another friendly aspect of Masonry.