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Y Garreg Wen Consecration

Y Garreg Wen Lodge No. 2019 was Consecrated at Bangor Masonic Hall on 9th March by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Peter Talbot.

The Lodge will conduct all Ceremonies in the Welsh Language, the first Welsh Language Lodge to be Consecrated in North Wales.

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Benidorm Visit 2020

Postcard from Benidowm

Postcard from Benidorm

The second cultural visit by members of the Mark Province of North Wales took place over the last weekend in January, we went out as members of the EU and came home as non EU members.

In order to ease our worries we decided to avail ourselves of the All Inclusive option at the Hotel, a great idea, congratulations go to our Organiser and Travel Agent, W. Bro Colin Lemin.

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Carol Service and NWMBF donations

The annual Mark Provincial Carol Service took place at Elwy Hall on 17th December when over 70 Brethren, wives and friends attended.

The opportunity was taken to present Charity Donations to worthy recipients: £1000 to the RNLI, £1000 to the Samaritans, £1000 to Age Connect and £1000 to Llanberis Mountain Rescue.

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PGM to retire from Office in June 2020

On Saturday the 9th of November 2019 the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Peter Talbot GMRAC, announced that he would be retiring from office in June 2020. He has asked that the following message be communicated to all Brethren:

R.W.Bro Peter Talbot PGM North WalesIn June 2012, I was Installed as Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of North Wales, having served the Province prior to that as Provincial Treasurer for 11 years and Deputy Provincial Grand Master for 2 years, in all brethren 21 years in an Executive position.

It is my intention to retire from Office at midnight on 19th June, 2020, I have given the matter considerable thought and believe that now is the time for me to offer the opportunity for someone else to have the honour of becoming Provincial Grand Master of this wonderful Province of ours.

I have enjoyed my term of Office immensely, it has taken up a great deal of my time and I am fortunate to have had the support of my wife, Susan, without whose help and understanding I would not have been able to carry out my duties to my satisfaction. I have made friends throughout the country, as far North as Northumberland and South as far as Hampshire but most of all I will remember the friends I have made here, amongst the Brethren of North Wales.

I thank you all for the support and friendship which you have given me during my time in Office and wish you all well in the future, I know that you will give my successor the same commitment and support that you have given me.

I have advised the Grand Secretary of my decision; my successor will be announced in the Spring of next year.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,
R. W. Bro. Peter Talbot,
PGM for North Wales

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NWMBF donation to Air Training Corp

2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp on parade

2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp on parade

On Wednesday the 6th of November, the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Michael Pugh, together with W.Bro. John Cooper of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703, visited 2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp. They were accompanied by Bro. David Anglesea, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Chairman, and Bro. Alan Gardner, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Treasurer; both are members of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703. The purpose of the visit was to present a cheque for £250 to the Squadron on behalf of the North Wales Mark Benevolent Fund.

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Maen Clo Lodge No 1451

A regular meeting of Maen Clo Lodge took place on 30th September when W. Bro. David Charles Thomas, Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Craft in North Wales, was Advanced into the Lodge.

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