Freemasons attend annual meeting at the Opera House Theatre in Blackpool - in pictures

A  spectacle of colour, pomp and ceremony came to the resort as more than 1,100 Freemasons attended the annual meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge at the Opera House Theatre in Blackpool.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 4:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 4:49 pm
Freemasons attended annual meeting at the Opera House Theatre in Blackpool

This year’s event on April 3 was hosted by the South Fylde Group and was greatly supported by visitors from across West Lancashire who supported their colleagues for the colourful and impressive ‘day at the seaside’.

Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge

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Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
John Topping (right) gives Gordon Cooke a helping hand.
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Master of Victoria Lodge Dave Weatherby.
Past master James Harper and master mason Mike Parr.
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Provincial grand master Anthony James (centre)
Provincial grand master Anthony James (centre)
Provincial grand master Anthony James.
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge
Barry Fletcher, Malcom Warren, Peter Green, provincial grand secretary Peter Taylor and Allan Shields.
Tony Farrar, Steve Carr, John Topping, Peter Rowan and Ian Ward from the South Fylde Group.
Hundreds of West Lancashire Freemasons gather at the Opera House for the annual Provincial Grand Lodge