Ash Wednesday Election Court

On Wednesday 14th February, the Ash Wednesday Election Court saw Mr Mark Goodwin, Mr Paul Kelly and Mr Terry Thurley elected as Master, Upper Warden and Renter Warden respectively. At the well-attended lunch which followed, the Company and guests dined on grass-fed lamb from the Yorkshire North Riding and enjoyed excellent speeches from the incoming Master and his guest speaker Mr Michael Oke. A heartfelt toast was offered for the outgoing Master, Mr Peter Hill, whose ill health meant that he was unable to attend. The Clerk was especially grateful to Past Master Mr Rowland Hughes for stepping in to oversee proceedings at short notice on account of a pressing engagement preventing his attendance. The table setting was enhanced by an abundance of red roses to mark St Valentine’s Day, a thoughtful touch from our new Master!