The weekend of October 7-9th saw the Province of Worcester Masonic Motoring Club select our Province for their annual away weekend. Seventeen members travelled down on Friday, before the brethren attended a token initiation ceremony at Narberth Lodge no 2001, joined by our Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Lionel Clarke Hughes, and a good number of local visitors, whilst their wives dined at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel – this being their base for the weekend.
Led by their Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Robert Charles Vaughan (6th from the left in the photo), many had brought their classic cars with them, and Saturday saw them tour Pembrokeshire, accompanied by a small number of brethren from our Province who had accepted the invitation to join them. Their tour took in Pembroke Castle and St David’s Cathedral, where they were met by excellent tour guides, followed by a run via Fishguard and the Preseli mountains to conclude with a wine tasting session at Cwm Deri Vineyard near Martletwy.
Sunday saw them witness the legendary sun rising over Caldey Island from Tenby, before continuing along the coast thorough Pendine and Laugharne, Whilst the majority headed back to Worcestershire, we gather that a small number were so impressed with our Province that they decided to stay on for an extra few days.
These weekends are annual events for the brethren of Worcestershire, choosing a different Province each year. This is an excellent way to extend our visiting beyond our own Province, whilst learning more about that area in the process. A warm welcome was extended to us to return and visit a lodge in their Province. Should any brethren be interested in such a trip, would they please let either W Bro John Mycroft (Narberth Lodge Secretary) or W Bro Ryland James (Provincial Grand Charity Steward) know and an attempt will be made to organise such a weekend. Although the brethren of Worcestershire used their classic cars as a reason for the visit, this is not essential and the weekend was open for all to join in.