Those good ol’ boys from Tynte Lodge, No.7994, Bridgwater, recently hosted another hog roast at Greenway Farm, Wembdon following the popularity of last year’s successful event. David Flack arranged and organised the roast, which encourages brethren to get together in a relaxed social event, before the start of the new masonic season fully commences. The event was attended by some notable Somerset Freemasons, including Ray Guthrie (PGM designate) and Richard Winter, along with members of the other two Bridgwater lodges and others, plus ladies, guests, potential candidates and joining members.
The roast has many names in many different countries, for instance in Spain it’s cochinillo asado. In Serbia it’s praseće pečenje and here in the UK it’s of course simply called a good old fashioned hog roast!
As the event took place the day after Queen Elizabeth II passed away, it was decided to use the occasion to commemorate the life and reign of Her Majesty and during the evening the current Master of Tynte Lodge, Alan Chambers, read the official press release from the United Grand Lodge of England.
Following on from the enthusiasm of everyone who attended, the positive feedback indicates that there is an encouraging level of support for a social event such as this which gets everyone together, so the Tynte Lodge hog roast is therefore likely to become an annual fixture!
(Photos courtesy of Les Pickersgill – Prov Event Photographer)
(Posted by Ed Richings – ACO(SW))