Allen Pooley Installation No.992
On Wednesday Night the 14th October the brethren of Allen Pooley Mark Lodge made their way to the Adelphi Hotel in Central Liverpool. The occasion was the Installation of their new Master.
Ian is greeted by David following the Installation
In traditional ‘Allen Pooley’ style those arriving were treated to a Gin and Tonic or perhaps a little pink fizz, whichever is your fancy, (I do believe both would be acceptable). Then the canapés arrived, all very civilised.
Mike congratulates Ian on attaining the Chair whilst David looks on
The focus of the evening’s business was not lost however and at 6pm the Lodge was opened by the Master David Atkinson. The business of the evening was quickly discharged and then Inviting John Ryan, Ernest Waites and Alan Morris to occupy the Senior, Junior Wardens chairs and Inner Guard office respectively the Master was ready to install his successor.
Mike Winterbottom, Special Rep with Ian, David and Mike Beesley the PGM's Representative
The Presenting Officer, Paul Shepherd presented the Senior Warden, Master Elect Ian Walton. The DC, David Kemp, took control of the floor and the ceremony commenced at a respectful and measured pace.
Following the Installation the addresses were delivered in fine fashion, Special mention has to be made of the Keystone presentation address which was expertly done by John Ryan.
The assembled brethren
After the Officers had been Invested, I was able to bring the greetings of the Provincial Grand Master and congratulated both W. Bro’s Walton and Atkinson on a job well done.
After the Photo Shoot we all retired to a banquet meal befitting the occasion.   
A little after 9pm I was on my way back north having enjoyed a very pleasant evening in very good company.
Report courtesy of Mike Beesley, Photos courtesy of Mike Winterbottom.