For only its third time the amalgamated Goulburn Menturia 3478 Lodge carried out a ceremony of installation at Bolton Freemasons’ Hall, WBro Martin Gee installed his successor Bro John Davies into The Chair which was described by WBro Peter Faulkner, PAGDC and representative of the RW Sir David Trippier PGM as a most sincere ceremony. There were five visiting Masters of Bolton Lodges which always helps engender a spirit of comradeship across our Bolton Lodges.

Nearly all Brothers attended the Festive Board which has discernible elements from both Goulburn and Menturia festive boards designed to make all members “more at home”. WBro Terry Kakoullis, Bolton and Farnworth District Chairman, together with WBro Kirk Mulhearn, District Charity Chairman also took part in the evening’s festivities along with many other guests of lodge members.

WBro John Davies thanked everyone for making the Ceremony and Festive Board most memorable, he thanked WBro Martin Gee for all his efforts during the past year and hoped he would be able to count on his help during the forthcoming year. John then announced, with some pride and satisfaction, that the next ceremony would be to initiate his son Philip Davies into Masonry – no pressure there then John!!!