West Lancashire sees the advent of a building programme at Urmston Masonic Hall, where the ‘Old hall’ is being renovated by extension and design
By virtue of this, and in honour of the Provincial Grand Master, Peter Hosker, the Urmston Masonic Hall Committee arranged for a special cornerstone to be manufactured and hand carved by a local artisan in preparation for a dedication service.
The Provincial Grand Master Peter Hosker, along with his wife Julie, were accompanied by Provincial Grand Chaplain Graham Halsall, John Hutton (Assistant Provincial Grand Master), Mike Adams (South Eastern Group Chairman) and numerous brethren who were present to witness the admirable dedication ceremony which had been specially prepared by Graham.
Mike Adams gave a short introduction followed by John Hutton inviting Peter to dedicate the cornerstone to Freemasonry in due form, whereas, it was tried and tested and as Peter confirmed, ‘the craftsmen had done their duty’.
The foundation work is nearing completion, and the timing for laying of the now dedicated cornerstone will take its ‘course’ in the north east corner of the brickwork in early 2014.
The stone has had a time capsule chamber prepared for inclusion of the dedication service leaflet signed by Peter and John.
At the conclusion of the service, Neil Stackhouse, on behalf of the Hall Committee, presented Julie Hosker with a bouquet of flowers as a measure of gratitude for their kind attendance.