Another great day was had by all when Lodge Kirkliston Maitland met Kirkliston Bowling Club in the 2014 Bob Duff Trophy Competition. Rain did threaten at the very start of the match but the sun soon shone through.
It didn't shine for the 482 bowlers though as KBC again came out as worthy winners. However, fun and friendly competition were the orders of the day and the match was enjoyed by players and spectators alike.
The trophy is named in memory of our R.W.M. Bro. Les Duff's Dad, who passed to the Grand Lodge Above in March 2012 and Mrs Helen Duff, who threw the 1st jack, also presented the trophy to Bowling Club President Ross Kelt, in the company of our R.W.M.
Both Ross Kelt and Bro. Les thanked everyone who took part and for continuing the great relationship between Lodge Kirkliston Maitland and Kirkliston Bowling Club.
Bro. Les said: "Another great afternoon with our friends from Kirkliston Bowling Club and thanks again to everyone who made it possible especially the members, Honorary Members and friends of the Lodge who made up the 482 team. A big thanks also to the Club for their generous post-match hospitality."
You can see the entire selection of photographs from the day HERE
There were few spare seats to be found in Kirkliston Parish Church for the service held to celebrate the life of Bro. George Fairley P.M.
As well as being a well-respected member of the craft, Bro. George was very well known in the area and had gained the nickname of 'Mr Kirkliston' for his on-going activities to promote the village, especially as the local correspondent for several local newspapers.
The eulogy delivered by Bro. John Glendenning P.M., Almoner of Lodge St. Andrew Livingston Station No. 1587, included some of the many highlights of Bro. George's' Masonic career. He was a founder member and Past Master of that Lodge.
Being a dedicated family man, The Rev. Maggie Lane, minister of Kirkliston Parish Church, then went on to cover some of the many notable aspects of George's family life.
George is survived by his wife Effie, son Stewart, daughter Alison and four grandchildren and our thoughts again go our to all family and friends.
Thanks again to all the members, Honorary Members and friends of 482 who attended the service.
It was very sad to record the passing to the Grand Lodge Above of Bro. George Fairley P.M.
Bro. George was involved in an accident on Sunday 16th February while cycling between South Queensferry and Kirkliston. As well as being a Past Master of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland, he was a founder member and Past Master of Lodge St. Andrew 1587.
His Mother Lodge is The Thistle Lodge 270. All at 482 extend their deepest sympathies to Bro. George's family and friends.
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