Wyggeston Lodge members take part in historic parade

The Master, Yogesh Patel, two Grand Officers, the Immediate Past Master and other members of the Wyggeston Lodge were all honoured and proud to take part in an historic parade through the streets of Leicester on Sunday 29th October 2017 prior to a Service of Thanksgiving at Leicester Cathedral.

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Members of Wyggeston Lodge at the Parade. Left to Right: Richard Sutton, Bob Hutchinson, Yogesh Patel, Kelvin Johnson, Paul Bodycot, Simon Walmsley and Andy Green

As part of the Tercentenary, celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry, over 100 Freemasons from across the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland, including our own Lodge members, processed in their Masonic regalia from Jubilee Square to Leicester Cathedral via High Street, Gallowtree Gate, Market Place and Grey Friars.

It was nearly 100 years ago in 1923 when Freemasons last paraded through the streets of Leicester.

In warm autumnal sunshine, the procession set off promptly at 2pm behind a vibrant brass band and were welcomed and greeted by passing shoppers who were curious at the spectacle. Some were even seen filming and taking photographs on their mobile phones to record the parade.

The procession arrived at Leicester Cathedral at 2.15pm where all the Brethren lined the entrance of the Cathedral to welcome the Provincial Grand Master, David Hagger and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Peter Kinder along with the Deputy Grand Secretary.

Andy Green said: “I’m so proud and honoured to have been part of this special and historic moment in the history of Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons and it was great to see several members of Wyggeston also being part of it.”

 

 


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