A meeting about business management led to David Carter being initiated into Meridian Lodge, No. 5060, Province of Cheshire, aged 18.
David approached David Heathcote, manager of Stockport Masonic Guildhall, to interview him on business management for his college work, and the subject soon turned to Freemasonry. David asked if he could become a mason, and was told that if he still felt the same in six months it might be considered. He showed his commitment by volunteering to help at open days, Guildhall events and even in the office, leading to his initiation by Meridian Lodge Master Barry Cooper Stevenson in January.
David Heathcote made enquiries at the Provincial Office and, after a meeting with Provincial Grand Master Steven Adcott, dispensation was given for the ceremony.