John Felton has become the newest member of the Lodge of Tranquillity No 3877 in a flawless and sincere initiation ceremony performed by Stan Povall. More than 20 members including David Boyes, the Woolton Group Mentor, were in attendance to witness the proceedings.
Master of the lodge Alan Malthouse invited San Povall to occupy the master’s chair for him to carry out the ceremony. The candidate was admitted and was guided through the initiation ceremony by junior deacon Roy Brewis assisted by Alan Routledge the senior deacon, who is John’s work colleague and proposer.
A fine explanation of the working tools of the first degree was given by Alan Routledge and the charge was delivered by Alan Carter in an equally fine manner and this then concluded the ceremony of initiation. Before the lodge was closed Bill Walton presented a cheque to the lodge for £5,000 in memory of his dear and departed wife Mable who sadly passed away on 1 December 2015. Bill and Mable enjoyed the social life of the lodge and attended many of the ladies to dine and the ladies weekends, Bill was thanked for his generous donation by the WM Alan Malthouse, the lodge was then closed and all retired to the festive board,