On Monday 18th March 2019, Granite Chapter No.2028 was honoured to receive many distinguished guests at the installation of Excellent Companion Daniel Hayward as MEZ for the ensuing year.
The Chapter at first was pleased to receive the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Noel Manby together with his Provincial team. With E.Comp. Daniel being a member of the committee of the Universities Scheme, he was also pleased to have present at his installation the Past Third Grand Principal, Most Excellent Companion Sir David Hugh Wootton as President of the Scheme, and also the Chairman, E.Comp. Mark Greenburgh.
The Holmes Lodge room at Freemasons' Hall Leicester was in full splendour with the Royal Arch banners ready for the evening. All were treated to a superb Installation ceremony as E.Comp Don Salt handed over the running of the Chapter to E.Comp. Daniel and his new team. The Charter was expertly presented by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent before everyone retired to enjoy a fantastic festive board, where E.Comp Noel presented the Past Third Grand Principal with a bottle of Burleigh’s Tigers Gin sporting the full colours of the Leicester Tigers, a particularly hard task for E.Comp Noel being a staunch Northampton Saints fan!