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REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE IN MELTON MOWBRAY POPPY
REMEMBRANCE DAY 1921 IN MELTON MOWBRAY
We Will Remember Them... 

HUNDREDS of people are expected to brave the elements in Melton Mowbray on November 12th as this year's Remembrance Sunday parade and service takes on a different format when the nation honours its war dead.
- This year will differ from previous events due to the fact that St Mary's Church in the town is still closed due to renovation work being carried out. This means that the service will be held in the open air.
- The first recorded parade took part in the town in 1919, and there has been a parade every year since.
- On Remembrance Sunday we are not only remembering the brave men and women who gave their lives during the first and second world wars, but also the service men and women of today who have sacrificed their lives for their country.
- More than 250 people are expected to parade this year in Melton Mowbray, including the Defence Animal Training Regiment who are parading 90 plus. All the local youth organisations and associations are intending to parade.
- For the first time this year the newly formed Melton Police Cadets will be on parade. The parade will assemble in Chapel Street and march off at 10:20am, leading down Sage Cross Street, up the length of Sherrard Street, Leicester Street and Wilton Road to the Memorial Gardens.
- The service and wreath laying will take place in the Memorial Gardens, commencing at 10:45am and all are welcome.
-A wreath will also be laid by Bro Harry Bridges who he served in the RAF on behalf of ALL the Masons of Melton Mowbray.

Following the service the parade will form up again in High Street.

- The picture above was taken in 1921 at the parade in Melton Mowbray.
Brethren taking part in the ceremony (with aprons)
FRAMLAND HUNDRED LODGE PASSING CEREMONY
The Framland Hundred Lodge – 9453 at the Wicklow Masonic Rooms in Melton Mowbray held an Emergency Meeting for a Passing Ceremony on Monday 16th October.
- It was very much a family meeting as Bro Daniel Newham was passed to the degree of a Fellowcraft by Acting Master W.Bro John Southerington. Bro Steve Newham, the Lodge’s Junior Deacon, was in attendance and presented the Working Tools to his son.
- It had been hoped that Bro Steve’s Son-in-Law, Bro Richard Senior, might have been Passed at the same ceremony but he was not expected to attend the meeting but was able to at the last minute.
- As Bro Richard was an Entered Apprentice he could not see Bro Daniel being Passed but did enjoy the festive board together with the Finn family from The Rutland Lodge, W. Bro Tom Finn, W.Bro Andrew Finn and Bro. Peter Finn.
- A week later Bro Richard Senior was Passed by St Mary’s Lodge to help out The Framland Hundred Lodge who currently have potentially over 20 ceremonies to carry out in the coming months. On this occasion Bro Steve Newham and son Bro Daniel Newham were able to be present. Bro Steve presented the Working Tools to Bro Richard and W.Bro David Pratt, Framland Hundred Lodge, explained the Second Degree Tracing Board.
- The Lodge meeting and Festive Board was well received by all the brethren of St. Mary's Lodge and Framland Lodge visitors.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE AT LEICESTER CATHEDRAL The annual Christmas Carol Service at Leicester Cathedral will be held on Sunday 10th December. In 2016 the service was attended by in excess of 240 masonic brethren of the Leicestershire and Rutland Province and their family and friends. In 2017 it is hoped that many more will attend what has become to be an extremely popular church service.
CAROL SERVICE INVITATION-DEC 2017
TERCENTENARY MEETING OF UNITED GRAND LODGE - The Tercentenary Meeting at Grand Lodge was held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Tuesday 31st October.
There was to be a screening at Freemasons' Hall, Wicklow Lodge, Melton Mowbray on 31st October starting at 6.30pm.
- All Melton Lodges were invited to attend along with Brethren from the Old Oakhamian Lodge No 033, Vale of Catmos No 1265, Uppingham and Rutland Lodge No 9119
- In excess of 40 brethren, wives, partners and guests attended the evening.
- The bar was opened especially and there was an excellent buffet consisting of Fish Pie, Cottage Pie, Sweet and Cheese and Biscuits.
- Unfortunately due to technical reasons at the film studio the screening of the edited version of the Meeting at The Royal Albert Hall was not shown. However it was available to be seen on-line during the following days.
- The evening proved to be a very enjoyable social event including a visit on screen of Les Dawson and Co. There may be other evening social events with or without entertainment in the future.
ST MARY'S CHURCH MELTON MOWBRAY CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
The Annual Christmas Tree Festival will take place at St. Mary's Parish Church in Melton Mowbray from Friday 1st till Tuesday 5th December.
- This is the largest Christmas Tree Festival in the country with over 220 organisations taking part and over 1400 magical Christmas trees. The Church is close to all the town parks.
- Refreshments will be served in the Church and groups will be welcome.
THE TREE FESTIVAL WILL BE THE FIRST EVENT TO TAKE PLACE WHEN THE RENOVATIONS WILL BE NEARLY COMPLETED AT THE END OF NOVEMBER
- Entrance fee will be £2.00, accompanied children free. No dogs allowed except for Assistance Dogs.
Friday 1st December
9.00am - Church open for viewing (last entry 8.00pm)
Saturday 2nd December
9.00 am - Church open for viewing (last entry 8.00pm)
5.30pm - Family Carol service amongst the Christmas trees - (All Are welcome to attend the service)
Sunday 3rd December
9.00am - Church open for viewing (last entry 4.00pm)
6.00pm - Music in the church by Hathern Brass Band
6.30pm - Songs of raise amongst the Christmas trees - (All Are welcome to attend the service)
Monday 4th December
9.00am - Church open for viewing (last entry 8.00pm)
TUESDAY 5th December
9.00am - Church open for viewing (last entry 3.00pm)
4.00pm - Festival closes with prayers

Further details are available on the www.melton.gov.uk website. Or Tel 01664 562217 - Email ianneale@talktalk.net

In 2016 The Tree Festival raised over £10,000 for local charities

THE ANNUAL VICTORIAN MARKET WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER AND CLOSE ON SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER
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