Mike Cockerton

Mike Cockerton

Mike Cockerton

Role: Festival Treasurer
Lodge: Progress 8259, Cuneceastre Chapter and Cestria Mark
Email: mike.cockerton@durham2021.org

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.

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Durham 2021 Festival Supporter Nights

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 […]

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Spirit of Rugby Lodge No. 9910 – Silver Award Presentation

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 […]

Beer and Cider Festival

Chester le Street Masonic Centre hosted its 3rd annual beer and cider festival over the first weekend in July. The Beer & Cider festival kicked off with a sponsors and VIP event on Thursday and was open to the public from Friday evening until Sunday when a barbecue and live music brought the festival to […]

Great North Run 2019

GREAT NORTH RUN 2019   Tyneside was bathed in sunshine on Sunday the 8th September to welcome some 57,000 runners from across the globe eager to take part in the world’s greatest half marathon.   Once again amongst the throng of participants were Durham Freemasons proudly pounding the tarmac to raise over £7,500 in donations […]

Dragon Boat Race

Durham’s Masonic Dragons Roar   4 Teams from the Province of Durham competed in the 3rd Tees Dragon Boat Festival which took place on Sunday 1st September 2019, raising money for the Durham 2021 Festival.   Each Dragon Boat can carries a maximum of 16 rowers plus one drummer and is steered by a helmsman […]

Parachute Challenge

Parachute Challenge 2019 Friday 6th June 2019 has been an honour and pleasure for to be  the organiser of this Tandem Skydive event with each Skydiver raising money for the Durham 2021 Festival. After an informal presentation held in Hartlepool Masonic Hall 10 names were put forward to take part,  and so began the steady […]

Ski Silksworth

2021 Festival Masonic Skiing Challenge     As the festival appeal has gone on the ways to raise money have become harder and harder to come by. It occurred to me that it might be possible to use a sport I am passionate about to raise funds for the festival. The idea was discussed with […]

3 Province Pedal

The sun has now set on the third annual sponsored cycle ride organised in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival.   This year saw our team of 34 riders, ably supported by 6 support drivers, take on The Three Province Pedal. A 180 mile ride, from Leeds to Hartlepool via York, Beverley, Scarborough and Whitby, […]

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Lodge of Industry – Silver Award

Silver Award Achieved by Lodge of Industry No. 48 At the July meeting of Lodge of Industry the North Are Director Ian Turnbull had the pleasure of presenting the Silver Award for the sterling work that the Lodge and Charity Steward Tony Richardson have done since the start of the Durham 2021 Festival. The Lodge […]