The Province of Northumberland and in particularly, St Gabriel Lodge, No 2995 were privileged to have played host to Dr Richard (Ric) Berman, the Prestonian Lecturer. The presentation tracing the birth of Freemasonry from a historical and an economical perspective as an organisation was brilliant, very educative and well supported by the use of Powerpoint. On no account, can I surmise every details but suffice to say that this lecture rates amongst one of the best Masonic lectures. A rarity indeed for our Province. Over 70 attendees enjoyed such a rare occasion.
We also witnessed one of our Brethren, Bro Stephen Goulden being presented with his 60 year certificate by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master.
At the Festive Board, we all were given the opportunity to ask questions which were dealt eloquently by Ric. On the whole it was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all.
A special thank to WM David Stockdale for inviting Dr Berman. Thanks to all those who were able to attend the Lecture.