On a very warm Saturday 7th July 2018 in Lincoln, the PGM, RWBro Eric John Rymer,
WBro Bill Southgate and Mrs Jo Southgate attended the 150th Anniversary Festival of the
Mark Benevolent Fund.
The Festival was hosted by the PGM of Lincolnshire, RWBro Revd Trevor John Walker
and held in the Epic Centre of the Lincolnshire Showground. Lincoln, in the presence of
the MWBro Raymond J Smith, Pro Grand Master, RWBro John H. Prizeman, Deputy
Grand Master, VWBro Ryan A Williams Grand Secretary, RWBro Francis C Spencer
Grand Director of Ceremonies and RWBro Dr John L. W. Wright. President of the Mark
Benevolent Fund and many other distinguished Brethren from around the Provinces.
Over 850 Mark Masons, families and friends sat down to an excellent banquet and
enjoyed a very happy occasion during which the Grand Secretary, as Honorary Secretary
of the MBF, confirmed the magnificent Festival Total of £853,023 in aid of the MBF.