Time to remember Arthur director
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
A CLOCK dedicated to the memory of a popular farmer and freemason has been unveiled at Haltwhistle Masonic Lodge.
Arthur Yeats, who died in November last year at the age of 83, was a member of the lodge for 35 years and served as director of ceremonies for more than two decades.
The clock has been specially made by wood turner Ian Forster – the present master of the lodge – and was hung by George Parkinson, who is the new director of ceremonies.
Mr Yeats was one of Tynedale’s best-known farmers, and was a world- renowned Bluefaced Leicester expert.
Meanwhile, Haltwhistle lodge member Douglas Harrison has received a certificate to commemorate his 50 years as a freemason.
He becomes the fourth member of the Haltwhistle lodge to receive the prestigious certificate in recent years.
Ian Forster and Raymond Johnson have now been masons for 57 years, while Noel Fleming has 51 years’ service to his name.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.