This years Installation was a question of recycling amongst the membership, although the Installed MEZ had only ever served the Chapter in the past as Janitor. It was a great delight to see E. Comp. Martyn Hardiman, PPrGSN, CM, installed into the Chair of yet another Chapter. E. Comp. Martin Creighan, PPrGSoj, who served as MEZ in 2015, was Installed as Second Principal, but unfortunately the Third Principal, our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent was unable to be present, as he was on duty in Somerset. This therefore left E. Comp. Barry Griffin, PGStB, PPrGJ, who was the Acting Provincial Third Principal for the evening, to act as Third Principal throughout.
The remaining members of the Provincial Team, E. Comp. Michael Cox, PGSwdB, Deputy Grand Superintendent the Presiding Officer, and E. Comp, Ian Fothergill, PAGSoj, PPrGJ, acting Second Provincial Grand Principal, were very ably supported by E. Comp. Alan Bolton, Prov. DC. In attendance also were 3 Visitors which gave an attendance of a "Bakers Dozen."
The ceremony was very well conducted and the Chapter welcomed back, as a rejoining member, E. Comp. Cliff Johnson, PPrGStB. On completion 12 members retired to the Festive Board where £46.00 + Gift Aid was collected and donated to the Provincial Royal Arch Charity Fund.