Centenary Dinner Rearranged

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Finally, there was to be a collective celebratory event the ‘Centenary Dinner’ at Hardwick Hall on the 13th June 2020, followed by our Centenary Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26th June 2020. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic both had … Continued

Mark Money Draw

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The 2020 Mark Money Draw in aid of the Durham Provincial Mark Benevolent Fund are provided below.  Congratulations to all the winners and a BIG thank you to all who supported the raffle.  The raffle raised over £2000 for the … Continued

Centenary Dinner Update

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For the latest update please visit the latest post here The organising team have issued a Centenary Dinner update. The organising team, like so many others, were disappointed to be forced to cancel the Centenary Dinner.  However, the Centenary Director … Continued

Provisional Exit Strategy

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The Grand Secretary issued a blueprint for a Provisional Exit Strategy from the suspension of our activities. The letter regarding the Provisional Exit Strategy is available here. Similar information has been provided by United Grand Lodge of England. We will … Continued

Importance of Communication

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Recently, there have been numerous remarks about the importance of communication in our daily lives.  For those responsible for delivering our emergency services, clear communication is vital.  Support services include the ‘Blood Bikes’.  The volunteer run charity started here in … Continued

Three times a hero

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This is the story of Captain George Burdon McKean, three times rejected, three times a hero. We are grateful to Peter Beale for sharing his amazing family story about Captain George Burdon McKean, VC, MC, MM. He could rightly be … Continued

Time on their hands

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The lock-down has opened up many opportunities for people with time on their hands. For many it has been a bit of gardening and for some painting but not always decorating. David Brown, a member of Walton Mark Lodge at … Continued

Volunteer Ambulance Drivers

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Phil Heaviside, a past master of Lodge of Progress saw an appeal for volunteer ambulance drivers on the Lodge Facebook page.  The sister of one of the members works for NE Ambulance service and had asked him to share it.  … Continued