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Obituary: W. Bro. E. David Humphries PAGDC PPrSGW(Staffs)


It was with great sadness that the Federation learnt of the loss of W. Bro. E. David Humphries PAGDC PPrSGW(Staffs), who died on July 1st 2019 (fittingly on the morning as a FSL Management Committee Meeting).  W. Bro. David served the Federation many years, having been Festival Secretary for the 1987 Festival under the banner of the Old Wulfrunians Lodge No. 7411.  He then served as Chairman from 1988 to 1990 and was elected a Vice President in 2008.  However, it was the many years between, when he served as a Joint Secretary in the halcyon days of the Federation along with W. Bro. Stuart Craig, that he will be long remembered. While Stuart concentrated on the ‘agenda’ items, David co-ordinated all the paperwork necessary for a smooth running of a Festival meeting long before the electronic age.  It is with huge gratitude that the Federation marks his dedication and service to the Federation for over three decades.  His funeral took place at Bushbury Crematorium, Wolverhampton on July 12th, attended by many members of his family, friends and brethren.

2019 Festival Programme and Application form


Hosted by the North-West Group of Federated Lodges

Under the banner of Old Crosbeian Lodge – No 4992

At Preston Masonic Hall, Saul St, Preston PR1 2QU

Booking forms and Information


From 1.00 pm            Complimentary Tea / Coffee & biscuits

1.00 – 2.30 pm            Registration

2.30 – 3.00 pm            FSL Annual Business Meeting – main Lodge Room

3.15- 4.45 pm             Lodge Meeting – main Lodge Room

                                    (Open to Masons of all ranks)

4.45 – 5.30 pm            Tea / Coffee Break (Time for Ladies changing at hotel if required)

5:30 – 6:00 pm           Reception – preprandial drinks & nibbles

6:00 pm                      Festival Banquet – main Dining Room

9:00 pm                      “Happy have we met”

Accompanying Persons’ Afternoon Programme

1.30 pm                      Depart to Harris Museum & Art Gallery

2.00 pm                      Conducted Tour – No1

3.00 pm                      Early Afternoon tea

3.30 pm                      Conducted Tour – No2

4.30 pm                      Depart for Return to Masonic Hall

5.00 pm                      Join main programme (Time for changing at hotel if required)

(Comfort breaks are built in to both of the above schedules!)