Freemasons from Dover, St Margaret’s and Deal celebrated Freemasonry’s Tercentenary with a Summer Ball at Dover Town Hall on 8th July. Over 150 local Freemasons and their guests gathered in the ancient and magnificently decorated Stone Hall. They enjoyed a wonderful summer menu, served in grand and evocative surroundings.
Entertainment was provided during dinner by Chris Till and his delightful set of swing music playing in the background. After the meal the usual Toasts were observed, the raffle was drawn and everyone was presented with a memento of the evening. The whole emphasis was on fun and enjoyment whilst observing the usual formalities.
The guests then made their way to the dance floor for Chris Till’s second set of dance music in the style of Michael Buble. Later the band Coco took over to play out the rest of the evening. The varied programme of music ensured a full dance floor until the end of a fantastic party celebrating Freemasonry’s 300th birthday.
The chairman of the regional committee, Steve Salisbury, said, “It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves, the entertainment and food was excellent, thank you to all those who attended and gave support.” Steve went on to thank the organising committee comprising: Gerry Stupple, Bill Howie, Peter MacKay, Tony Lewis, Rob Adamson and Bob McLester for providing such a wonderful evening.
Report: Steve Salisbury, photos: Dave Prescott