• Ian Slesser


At the recent Investiture of W Bro Chris Rogers as Deputy Provincial Grand Master and W Bro John Hayward as Assistant Provincial Grand Master, a group of members of the Province of Cumberland & Westmorland came to support the new Assistant Provincial Grand Master, who is also a member of that Province.

The Investiture took place within the September meeting of the Warwickshire Installed Masters Lodge 4538, when nearly 200 brethren were present. Pictured below are the two appointees with the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro David Macey.

Amongst the assembled throng were several members from Lodges in the Province of Cumberland & Westmorland, including the Past Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Norman Thompson, first on the left in the picture below.

John Hayward is still a member of Windermere Lodge & Chapter in Cumberland & Westmorland, and visits the Province whenever it is possible although with his new duties, that is likely to be less of a possibility in the future. Many of the group above made the round trip in the day, arriving home around 2.00am the following day.