Town Crier Ian’s Day In The Sun With Robson
TV star Robson Green was in Barnard Castle on 22nd June for his latest TV programme to be shown on BBC2 about local market towns, of which Barnard Castle is considered one of the best the Northeast has to offer.
Robson was treated to a guided tour of ‘Barney’ by none other than Town crier and Freemason Ian Kirkbride.
It’s been quite a busy year already for Barnard Castle’s Town Crier, Ian who also happens to be Secretary of the Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters in Darlington.
In this the Queens Jubilee Year his hectic schedule has included “Proclamations, Beacon lighting” duties and accompanying the Town Mayor during the annual “Meet Parade” celebrations’
This celebrity encounter coincided with the hottest day ever recorded in the UK so Ian was, in his words, “pretty warm under that cloak” and grateful that his outfit will be more appropriately suited to the ‘switch-on’ of the Town’s Christmas lights.
Ian Kirkbride a Freemason truly engaging with his community, should any Durham member have a similar story to tell, we would be delighted to hear your story please contact us at:
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”