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PGM and APGM take part in the first ever Isle of Wight Day!
On Saturday 24th September the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Mike Wilks, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master (Solent Area), W Bro Dave Perkis and almost thirty other brethren paraded in full masonic regalia through the streets of Newport.
From marching bands to the military, from the Freemasons to the Brownies and from Isle of Wight Councillors to Carnival Queens, there was something for everybody!
The parade marked a point in history for Island Freemasons as it was the first time in 103 years that masons have worn full Masonic regalia in a public procession. The last occasion was on 10th September 1913 when East Medina Lodge No.175 celebrated its Centenary and its members proceeded, in full regalia, from Ryde Town Hall to All Saints Church.
Last Saturday’s parade was blessed with warm sunny weather and there was much clapping and cheering by the crowds along the route.
A ‘gathering’ of Masons before the parade
September 2016

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