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It must be around 2 years ago the Lodge had an enquiry from a young man about joining Freemasonry. That enquiry led to the young man attending a number of Festive Boards (the meals after the Lodge meetings) and a relationship developed to such an extent that he joined Abbey Lodge No.2529 in January 2019. No surprises there.
What did surprise us was that his unstoppable enthusiasm for all thing Masonic rubbed off on a relative – his father. The father had found out about our open invitation to non-masons to attend our meals and availed himself of the privilege.
Move on a year and our January 2020 meeting saw the father join Freemasonry in his son’s footsteps which is quite unusual as it is normally the other way around. And to put icing on the cake the son presented the Working Tools to his father in a very polished fashion.
At the Festive Board that followed the initiation there were 3 more gentlemen interested in finding out more about Freemasonry in general and Abbey Lodge in particular.
Our picture shows the Worshipful Master and Wardens with our new initiate with his son standing front left.
Freemasonry in Whalley is thriving – perhaps it’s because you always get a warm welcome in Whalley!!