On the 21 st March the Grand Superintendent, John Thompson, had the pleasure of leading the provincial team to Fawcett chapter, who meet at the Masonic Hall at Raby Road in Hartlepool. The companions of Fawcett chapter and their many visitors were gathered to celebrate 150 years since the chapter was consecrated. John and the provincial team were warmly welcomed by the 3 principles of the chapter, after which all of the companions were enthralled with a very detailed history and account of Fawcett chapter from the point of being founded to date, co-presented by Paul Manley and Paul Fryer. At the conclusion the companions showed their appreciation in a manner usual amongst Royal Arch Masons. During the risings John further conveyed his appreciation of the Fawcett chapter history and highlighted that a tremendous amount of work had clearly gone into the preparation as well as pointing out that some of the names mentioned who were members in the early parts of the history are well known and prominent names to people from Hartlepool; something to be proud of. John was then presented with a cheque for £764 from the chapter, which represents the chapter number, for masonic charities.
The night continued in celebration where the companions enjoyed conversation and a delicious meal at the festive board. Before the night concluded the companions enjoyed a huge raffle consisting of many prizes as well as an auction for a cricket bat which was signed by all of the members of the Durham cricket team. The raffle and auction raised a combined sum of £960 and the companions retired with arms full of prizes including Brian Bullock who won the auction for the cricket bat.