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.

Meet the rest of the Festival Committee

Weardale Freemasons – Helping the NHS Visor appeal

The Freemasons of Weardale and Stanhope were asked for help and they came up trumps in the most difficult times.  Around early April 2020 Bro Alan Anderson of Stanhope lodge 3520 enquired if the Freemasons could help in anyway to aid in the fight against Covid-19 or help anyone affected by it. Bill Hobson took […]

Walk Along the Tracks

WALK ALONG THE TRACKS – ALDEN GRANGE TO BLACKHILL All ages and levels of fitness/ability are welcome take part. Open to Durham Freemasons and their families. Our aim is to have wonderful family day out whilst raising funds for the MCF, just like last years’ successful Coastal Path walk. Friends, family and dogs are very […]

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Climb

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km) and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. SUNDAY 14th JUNE 2020 This event has been organised for the more experienced hiker and is very much a difficult challenge that will require some training to take part. You will require some kit (listed below) and to be fit […]

platinum lodge award

Ernest Dixon Lodge No. 7856 – Platinum Presentation

The Provincial Grand Master, John Arthur, accompanied by John Thompson, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, attended the Ernest Dixon Installation meeting at Burdon Road in Sunderland this week.   After being warmly welcomed into the lodge by the master, Bob Littlechild, they witnessed an excellent Installation ceremony of the new Master, Anthony Benson. On the […]

John Rippon – Cowman Triathlon & ChillSwim Challenge

“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 Marathon – Stuart Major

  SUNDERLAND HALF MARATHON in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival Appeal SUNDAY 27th September 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 […]