Widows from 29 Lodges across the Oldham District some 180 ladies in total enjoyed a full traditional Christmas meal with crackers, party poppers and plant table prizes. Afternoon tea started at 5.00pm followed by a meal and finished at 9.45pm


The Top Table was supposed to include W Bro David Dunn Chairman, but unfortunately he was incapacitated with a bad back so was unable to attend for the first time in 19 years. Mrs Janice Dunn was present with other members of the team including :-

– W Bro Les Taylor -Oldham District Deputy Chairman 

– Mrs Janice Jones

– W Bro David Clayton  Secretary

– Mrs Gillian Clayton

– W Bro John Dixon  Treasurer

– Mrs Gillian Dixon

– W Bro Jack Ball  Assistant to the committee

Wine and Brandy for the Ladies (Widows only), was provided by Werneth Lodge which was so gratefully appreciated

Thank you to Mrs Christine Callan for responding on behalf of all the Ladies

Thank you to all the Stewards in fancy dress

Thank you to the Almoners and Brethren for getting the Ladies to the Party

Thank you to the Lodges for their continued financial support, without which these parties could not go ahead

Thank you to Middleton Masonic Hall Committee and Staff

The Widows Christmas Party Committee thank you all so much!!

Entertainer Gary Daniels (gave two slots)