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Portcullis Installation 2009




The Master John Vowles is flanked by his Wardens, to his left Ken Gillard JW and on his right Mike Johnson SW. Who are in turn flanked by the Provincial Junior Grand Warden Ian Walker (now fully recovered from his recent heart attack) and Senior Warden Richard Stranger, who is also the Treasurer of Portcullis Mark lodge.
It was a splendid evening, the Lodge room was packed and Installing Master David Bates carried out his duties to everyones satisfaction. A cheque was presented by the Charity Steward, W.Bro Terry Haggett on behalf of the Lodge to V.W.Bro Ray Guthrie DPGM, a very generous £500 donation to the PGM's appeal.
This was followed by an excellent festive board at the Langport Arms, where some Portcullis surprises were in store. Including a toast to the Province by that famous double act "Little and Large" alias Tony Hick and Barrie Baker, and a presentation of a bucket of 'experienced golf balls' to the DPGM, which the Master assured him were so experienced they would not get lost again! It was an evening of very good Mark Fellowship.
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