Chorlton Mark Lodge  No.394.
Installation Meeting Weds 4th February 2015.
The First Worshipful Mark Master to be Installed in the New Urmston Masonic Hall.
Outside there was a chill in the air but once inside the hall there was the usual warmth of feeling as is always the case wherever Mark Masons gather, tonight was to be a special evening, not only was it to be the First Worshipful Mark Master to be Installed in the new building but we were also to be graced with the presence of our much loved PGM, RW Peter Connolly and his Provincial Team.
The New Hall in the snow.
The Lodge was opened on time in fine style by the WM W.Bro. David Barraclough PPrGMO ably assisted by his officers, the usual business items were dealt with including a big thank you from the WM to all the members for their help in making his year a really memorable one.   Meanwhile outside the door of the Lodge the West Lancs Provincial Mark Team assembled in preparation to join the meeting, following the Prov DC’s announcement all stood to receive the PGM accompanied by his Wardens and some twenty plus acting officers. For any who have not yet had the pleasure of witnessing a Provincial Team visit, put it on your must do list, it is something not to be missed and I for one never tire of being present when they visit a meeting. 
The PGM was greeted and as is the custom was offered the gavel which on this occasion he accepted, but sadly for the WM it was not to carry out the Installation Ceremony but to present all the members of his team by name to the Lodge.
On receiving the Gavel back the WM thanked the PGM for the introduction of his team before continuing with the ceremony to Install Bro. Denis Tierney as the new WM of Chorlton Mark Lodge, this was carried out in fine style by all the officers taking part and was a credit to the hours of dedication which had obviously been put in to it.
Installing WM W.Bro. David Barraclough. PPrGMO 
New WM Denis Tierney & the Prov Wardens
On conclusion of the Ceremony the PGM congratulated the new WM in taking the high office and the Installing officers with special mention for the Installing WM, the Lodge DC Michael J Tonge PPrDGSwdB and Bro Sylvester During for his contribution, in reply the WM thanked the PGM for his attendance and good wishes, he then presented him with a cheque for the Mark Charities. In his usual style the PGM gave his thanks for the donation before putting in the hands of his Charity Officer which he stated would save the cost of a stamp, 29p !!
South Eastern Group Rep Graham Bailey PGStdB.
The PGM, WM of Flixton Shepherd Eastwood
Prov Sec, Prov DC, WM, IPM & Grand ADC
New WM and Installing IPM
The Ceremony over everyone gathered around the friendly bar swapping stories and bringing news from all parts of the Province, before too long the man who holds much respect amongst all Mark Masons W.Bro. David Emerson the Prov DC called everyone to take their places in the dining room to greet the new WM accompanied by the PGM.
Mark Masons Always Happy To Meet.
An excellent meal prepared by the new Chef John was served up by the attentive staff and enjoyed by all in the excellent surroundings, lots of happy banter and some excellent speeches were enjoyed before the night was all too soon at an end.
The WM with Austin
A great night enjoyed by all present as is usual, out into the cold night air “Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part”
Here’s to our Next Merry Meeting
Presented by W.Bro. A. N. Fletcher PPrAGDC. Flixton Shepherd Eastwood Lodge.

Following the meal the Provincial Grand Master was pleased to Present Austin Fletcher and Peter Harding ('The Management') with a Defibrillator provided by the Mark Province for use in the New Hall. Mike Beesley Webmaster