Yorkshire North & East Ridings Freemasons

Connaught Court Summer Fayre

Connaught Court Fayre  09


The Connaught Court Summer Fayre was held on Saturday 8 June and for a while at least the sun actually shone!

The fayre was opened by Provincial Grand Master David Chambers. David visited one of Connaught Court's most noted residents, D-Day veteran Joe Wood. Joe, 99, is a member of Mitre Lodge and early on D-Day found himself part of the crew of a minesweeper charged with the dangerous task of clearing mines from the approaches to the landing beaches. Recently, Joe has been interviewed about his service by the York Press and has also been visited by the The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Margaret Wells and the Sheriff of York, Ms Fiona Fitzpatrick.

Our present unseasonable weather was no deterrent to those who attended this friendly and enjoyable event and maybe even sampled a burger or two (expertly prepared by the DPGM-designate) while admiring the display of vintage cars, powerful motorcyles or listening to the excellent brass band. Congratulations to Bro Alistair Heaton for winning a bottle of Scotch by successfully breaking into the bottle jail!

a heaton - a winner


We thank John Rees for his photographic record of the day: