The North East Lancashire District was well represented at the Higher Degrees meeting at Duke Street, St. James’s on 26th April 2016 when Ill. Bro Eric Bullock of Accrington Chapter and Ill. Bro Mike Stubbs of Verney Clayton Chapter received the 30th Degree. Mike and Eric were joined on their trip to London by Ill. Bro Jack Aston (District Recorder and DC of both Chapters) along with Ill. Bros Alun Davies, Duncan Holmes and Harold Potts.
We assembled at the Red Lion in Crown Passage for a few pints and some sandwiches before the ceremony which, as is usual for the Higher Degrees Meeting in April, was a ‘double’ 30th, with a total of 65 candidates receiving the degree.
Following the ceremony, we made the short trip across St. James’s to the Royal Overseas League for a drinks reception and a splendid dinner, before the weary pilgrims made their way back home to East Lancashire.
Congratulations to Eric and Mike on your well-earned promotions – we hope you have happy memories of the day which will last for many years to come.