Blackpool Loyalty Lodge No 7332

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The consecration was conducted by Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro W.S. Hannay, and the Installation of W.Bro. A.J.S. Bowden, P.Pr.G.D.C. was performed by W.Bro. L.E. Rutherford, P.G.D., Deputy Provincial Grand Master.  Thus the Blackpool Lodge of Loyalty No 7332 was given a firm foundation.

The first Master, W.Bro. W.S. Bowden, P.Pr.G.D.C. was an outstanding Mason.  He was a member of Symphony Lodge No 4924 of which Lodge he had been in continuous office as Director of Ceremonies for 21 years.  He was a devoted Master and subsequently served as Director of Ceremonies for this Lodge for some 20 years.

The first initiation took place on Wednesday 3rd November 1954, the candidate being Mr. Box, (a Lewis), who was proposed by his father W.Bro. Alex. Box and seconded by by his uncle W.Bro. George Box, both of who were founders of the Lodge.  It was also at this meeting that Bro. Norman Wilson became our first joining member, it being of interest that he was on the original list of founders but owing to him not having been a Master Mason for the required period was unable to qualify for that privilege.  W.Bro. George Nicholson was in the Chair, Bro Norman Nicholson Junior Deacon, Bro. Ernest Nicholson Inner Guard, and Bro Tom Nicholson presented the working tools