Role: Festival Treasurer
Lodge: Progress 8259, Cuneceastre Chapter and Cestria Mark
I first moved to the North east in 1974 to take a post as Chief Accountant in Consett, staying until 1990 by which time I was Finance Director. My career took me back to Grimsby in 1997 working in the shipping sector.
It was in 2000 when an old friend proposed me into Apollo Lodge in Cleethorpes. Shortly after becoming a Master Mason I moved back to the north east to become Finance Director of a small firm of Geotechnical Engineers which was to become a group of three companies by the time I retired in 2016.
Following a short period as a nomadic mason, I joined Lodge of Progress 8259 in 2004. Shortly after I was asked to stand in for the treasurer who was ill. I continued for nine years and was then asked to be Charity Steward, a post I still hold.
I am also a member of Cuneceastre Chapter and Cestria Mark.
Meet the rest of the Festival Committee
Gold Presentation – Old Dunelmian Lodge No. 8100 On a very warm Friday 12th July, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master, David Sanders Hay was honoured to be the representative of the Provincial Grand Master at the Installation meeting of the Old Dunelmian Lodge No. 8100, held in the Luce Theatre of Durham School. This was […]
Sanctuary Lodge Garden Party The Worshipful Master of Sanctuary Lodge David Overton extends a warm invitation to join the Lodge members and guests to a Garden Party to be held at Durham Masonic Hall on Sunday 18th August 2019. The Garden Party will include Live Music, Games, Afternoon Tea and a Grand Draw. All proceeds […]
Ski Challenge On Sunday 7th July 2019 the Durham Brethren took on another challenge in the Durham 2021 Festival 2019 Events. Seven Brethren attempted to Ski the height of either of the three peaks of Mount Everest, Mont Blanc & Ben Nevis a total of 96 descents down Silksworth dry ski slope. The even weather […]
£2,500,000 announced by the PGM The Provincial AGM finished with the exciting news from the Provincial Grand Master VW Bro John Arthur that we have reached the sum of £2,500,000 on our quest to reach our target. I’m especially pleased and proud of everyone who has supported us to date, whether it’s a direct […]
Johnstonian Lodge’s June 2019 meeting saw The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Stephen William Walker lead an Area Team Visit to mark the membership’s outstanding achievement of reaching their Durham 2021 Festival Gold Award. After Stephen was warmly welcomed in to the Lodge Room by John Dodson, as Worshipful Master, the main work of the […]
Commercial Travellers Lodge Reach Gold Award Commercial Travellers Lodge No 5089 welcomed the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Gordon Brewis to help them celebrate their 90th Anniversary and to present him with a cheque to the value of £1800.00 , towards the Durham 2021 Festival and thereby achieving their Gold Award target. The Worshipful Master […]
Update to the Three Province Pedal Ride Over the weekend of Fri 31st May – Sun 2nd June 34 Riders and 6 support crew set off from Durham Services for a 180 mile bike ride. Gavman Rowell, Brian Bullock and Steve Piercy had planned a route from Leeds Provincial Office in Headingley to the Headland […]
DUNELM LODGE No. 4079 Silver Presentation On 23rd May 2019 the South Area Director, Mike Smithies of the Durham 2021 Festival had the greatest of pleasure to present the Silver Pin Badge to the Lodge Charity Steward Mick Redpath. Dunelm Lodge recently smashed through the 66% target and are now well on the way […]
DRAGON BOAT RACING 1st September 2019 You have all seen Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones” well it is now your chance to emulate her in the Dragon Boat Racing !!!!!!!!!!! On Sunday 1st September 2019 at Tees Barrage – Stockton-on-Tees teams will take part in this years newest event for the Durham 2021 Festival. […]
Extraordinary Support Lumley Lodge in Chester-le-Street have held their Annual Social in support of our sponsored cycle events. Organised by Craig Pattison and Craig Gartside, both of whom are part of the support driving crew for this year’s 3 Province Cycle Ride, this was the 3rd such event that Lumley Lodge have held in support […]