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
“Cowman Triathlon & ChillSwim Challenge” JOHN RIPPON This year John is doing two fantastic events. The ‘Cowman’, a half distance triathlon in Northampton, and a ChillSwim, swimming the length of Coniston water, 5.25miles. A half distance Triathlon is a 1.9km swim, then a 90km cycle ride, and then (as if that wasn’t enough), run 21km. […]
SUNDERLAND HALF MARATHON in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival Appeal SUNDAY 10TH MAY 2020 This will be Stuart Major’s third half marathon, only his second in the north east and the first one which starts and finishes with in the bounds of the Province. Stuart started running in 2018 with a 5k and […]
Simplyhealth 40th Great North Run is to take place on Sunday 13th September 2020, places will be going fast book your place once open and when you have been allocated a place let the Durham 2021 Festival Secretary know email@example.com Do not worry if you are unsuccessful once the ballot has been drawn we may […]
DURHAM 2021 FESTIVAL AUCTION Congratulations to all those who bid on the items and won, apologies to those who were unsuccessful. The Auction was a one off way of trying to raise funds for the 2021 Festival and we managed to raise the tremendous sum of £9,300 towards our target. It generated quite a bit […]
A message from the PGM Brethren, as we approach the end of year 4 in our 5-year Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys which will end early in 2021. I have just announced that we have passed our original target and we have now raised a total of : […]
Corinthian Spirit at Corinthian Lodge! The November meeting of Corinthian Lodge No 5808, saw their magnificent charitable achievements recognised by the Provincial Grand Master John Arthur. John, accompanied by a team of Provincial Officers, was delighted to award Corinthian Lodge with their Platinum Certificate and Award on the evening. The Platinum Award itself, came […]
Dear 2019 Supporter, Due to the demand in places we have added a 5th date and venue for our supporters evenings. Please see full information below, if you’re attending please let Paul Quinn know ASAP or if you want to change your chosen night to this new venue. You’re receiving this invite because […]
Spirit of Rugby Lodge No. 9910 Silver Award Presentation Bill Baty attended Spirit of Rugby No. 9910 representing the PGM and Officers of PGL at their Annual Installation. A raucous evening in the Festive Board, reflective of the Lodges connection with their sport, was preceded by a very good Ceremony of Installation upstairs at […]