Bootle Mark Installation
Monday 26th October 2015 saw the evenings beginning to get chilly and the clocks having gone back, but that never stopped the members of Bootle Mark lodge attending their installation.
W.Bro Frank Cooke PGJD, representative of the PGM and Bro Ian Beckett- WM Bootle Mark lodge.
The representative of the Rt Worshipful PGM on this occasion was W.Bro Frank Cooke PGJD. Whilst the installation was in real terms a proclamation that saw Bro I Beckett consent to continue in the chair of Adoniram, the proclamation was led in style by W.Bro B Hesketh.
The address to the WM was given by W.Bro T Lovatt- promoted in May to PProvGJW, the wardens by W.Bro B Hesketh- a busy Secretary, the overseers by W.Bro P Brockbank- another recent promotion to the high rank of PProvGSW and finally but by no means least the address to the brethren by W.Bro F Cooke PGJD.
W.Bro P Brockbank PProvGSW, W.Bro F Cooke PGJD representative of the PGM,
Bro Ian Beckett WM Bootle Mark lodge and W.Bro T Lovatt PProvGJW.
Special mention needs to be made of Bro Barry Jones, who having been invested as the lodge JW, gave and excellent keystone address acclaimed by all present ( a little Latin in a scouse accent is something to behold).
The greetings of the Rt W PGM were extended to all by W.Bro Cooke, whilst the generosity of the lodge was upheld with donations of £250.00, which for such a small lodge is an outstanding amount.
W.Bro I Gee PProvGJW (chairman of the Bootle Group), W.Bro F Cooke PGJD (Rep),
Bro I Beckett (WM) and W.Bro P Ashbolt IPM.
The festive board brought an additional surprise with the decision of W.Bro B Clarke to re-join the lodge. Hopefully their will also be some advances for the WM this year.

Article and pictures by W.Bro Chris Walls ProvGIG.