Ormskirk Mark Installation
14th November 2019
Ormskirk Masonic Hall was full to bursting point when the full Provincial team including R.W. Bro Keith Beardmore, Provincial Grand Master accompanied by his Deputy V.W. Bro Geoffrey Lee PGJO, and various other guests were present at the Installation of Bro. Frank Umbers, who is of course well known amongst West Lancashire Masons as one of the Province’s Assistant Provincial Grand Masters in the Craft.
PGM congraulates Frank
The Worshipful Master opened the Lodge but on account of his recent heart attack, from which he is happily steadily recovering, he invited PM Mark Holloway to act as Installing Master. With the Provincial Senior Grand Warden , W.Bro David Rigby, and the Provincial Junior Grand Warden, W.Bro Kieron Mullan, in the Warden’s chairs the excellent Ceremony of Installation was conducted to everyone’s satisfaction.
Mark Holloway who Installed Frank
Geoff Lee presents Allan Gray with his certificate
Other Brethren contributed to the occasion with W.Bro John Glover PProvSGD proclaiming the new Master and then presenting the Working Tools. V.W.Bro Fred Hargreaves explained the Keystone Jewel, and the Master was addressed by W.Bro Stuart Cunningham PProvGReg. Of course, the addresses to the Wardens  and Overseers were delivered, as is customary by the Provincial Senior and Junior Wardens with the icing on the cake being the Address to the Brethren by our R.W. Provincial Grand Master.
WM with 'The Chain Gang' and VW's
WM with Grand Officers
A very well attended, and superb, Festive Board followed all under the direction of the Provincial DC’s team lead by W.Bro. David Emmerson PGSD.
WM with the Provincial Team
DC's on Parade
I am sure that everyone present, especially the new Worshipful Master, went home feeling that they had enjoyed a fine evening of Mark Masonry.
Bob Presents Frank with the Travelling Keystone
Pictures by W.Bro Ernie Gavan PGStdB
Words by V.W.Bro Maurice Evans PGJO, Special Representative.