‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old’

The Lancaster and District Masonic Group covers the distinct townships of Lancaster, Morecambe, Garstang and Carnforth and once again Freemasons from the group attended all four cenotaphs to join with civic officers, community groups and the public to pay their respects in acts of remembrance.

Pictured from left to right: Scott Devine laying a wreath on behalf of Garstang Masons; Chris Larder, Tom Finney, Terry Nealons and Torquil MacLeod at the Morecambe Cenotaph.

Pictured from left to right: Scott Devine laying a wreath on behalf of Garstang Masons; Chris Larder, Tom Finney, Terry Nealons and Torquil MacLeod at the Morecambe Cenotaph.

At Garstang the group vice chairman Scott Devine joined brethren from many of the lodges which meet at Wyrebank, together with armed services and civic groups for a service of remembrance after which wreaths were laid at the Garstang cenotaph.

In Lancaster wreaths were laid by Alan Physick on behalf of the Duke of Lancaster Lodge No 1353, Bob Palmer on behalf of Garnett Mark Lodge No 146 and Malcolm Morrison for the Merchant Navy.

At Carnforth, Matt Neil the WM of Carnforth Lodge No 4951 had the honour of laying the wreath on behalf of all Carnforth Masons, together with Phil Newby who laid a wreath for the Royal Army Medical Corps Association.

In attendance at Morecambe were a number of local Masons, including the group Secretary Chris Larder who together with Tom Finney and Terry Nealons laid wreaths on behalf of Mark Masons and the Lancaster and District Group.

At all four remembrance services Freemasons were proud to demonstrate their commitment to our community and in remembering the fallen from past conflicts.

Pictured from left to right: Phil Newby, Roger Nevinson, Matt Neil and Mike Stephenson at Carnforth remembrance service; Alan Physick, Bob Palmer and Malcolm Morrison laying wreaths at Lancaster Cenotaph.

Pictured from left to right: Phil Newby, Roger Nevinson, Matt Neil and Mike Stephenson at Carnforth remembrance service; Alan Physick, Bob Palmer and Malcolm Morrison laying wreaths at Lancaster Cenotaph.

Article by Paul Thompson.

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