Saturday 29th September last marked another milestone in the lives of the intrepid band of players who make up the Pageant team when they embarked upon a train journey into Ayrshire to perform the pageant at Troon Navigation Lodge No. 86 (Scottish Constitution) On this occasion, the group of 8 players was supported by the St Helens & Prescot Group Chairman W Bro Graham Williams PPJGW.
The evening commenced with the group led by W Bro Peter Hornby (WM of Lodge of Loyalty No. 86) and the Group Chairman leading the Team into the temple in Full Dress Regalia to be formally greeted by the RWM of Troon No. 86 Bro Douglas Lancaster, the RW Provincial Grand Master for Ayrshire Bro William C Steel together with his RW Substitute Grand Master Brother Stuart Cruikshank and the Provincial Grand Standard Bearer Bro Liam Stuart.
The lodge was then recessed (called off) whilst the Pageant team changed into costume.
At the end, the audience gave an enthusiastic round of applause as the RW Master Bro Lancaster stated that he had been truly educated, informed and entertained by the Pageant commenting that they had witnessed a “fabulous evening and he could only imagine the hours spent in reaching the high standard of performance”.
Similar compliments continued to flow at the Festive Board when collection monies, raffle takings and programme sales were added to the St Helens & Prescot Group 2021 Festival Fund. The amount raised by the Pageant to date teetering on the brink of £4000.
The next scheduled performance will be in Cheshire Province in the early part of 2019 but if you would like to see it in your Lodge or Chapter contact Frank Davies on 07831 306340.