Adoniram RAM No 552
Adoniram Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 552 set a new course to sail into the next season with a new Worshipful Commander at the helm.
Peter Connolly congratulates Tom Marlow,  
the new W Commander
As does Ian Nairn
Peter Papworth did a great job,
The work begins
helped by Ian Nairn & Dave Emmerson
Bob Hall, David Kemp & Paul Shepherd
Special Representative Derek Horrocks
At a well attended meeting on 31st March at Liverpool Masonic Hall, Bro Peter Papworth installed W Bro Tom Marlow as Worshipful Commander of the Adoniram RAM lodge.  The meeting was attended by The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro Peter Connolly. 
PGM, Peter Papworth, and successor Tom Marlow
Bill Merry did 35 years as Scribe!
PGM and WC take wine
And then toast the room
David Chestnut tops up Tom
A VIP......and the Queen.  Prov.GDC Dave Emmerson
A faultless address to the new Worshipful Commander was given by the AProv.GM VW Bro Michael Clarke.  At the end of the ceremony The PGM congratulated W.Bro. Marlow on his new role and also thanked W.Bro. Peter Papworth for the way he had installed his successor.
New JW Les Moore, with new Guardian Giles Berkley
Ian Nairn relaxes at the festive board
Organists together, David Mairs with the PGM
Rod Bennison and Ernie Waites
Bill hands over to Syd Ford after 35 years as Scribe
Good friends for many years
Both the Worshipful Commander and the PGM thanked and congratulated W.Bro. Bill Merry R.A.M.G.R. for his work as scribe of the lodge over the last 35 years. 
The changing of the Commander
The festive board was fantastic!
Tom entertains the PGM
Special Rep Paul Snape, Paul Shepherd
& George Powell
After the meeting the members and visitors retired for an excellent festive board and good company.  In his reply to the toast to his health W Bro Marlow gave special mention to the PGM as this would be his last attendance at the lodge in his current role, and sincerely thanked The Provincial Grand Master Bro Peter Connolly for his leadership of the Province during his time in office.  This sentiment was echoed by all in attendance.
David Kemp had the low fat fish, and 2 desserts!
Les Moore takes wine as JW
We wish Adoniram Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 552 and its new Worshipful Commander a very successful and happy 2015/2016 season.
Words by Derek Gaskell and Photos by Giles Berkley