The welcome had been so warm and friendly at the last visit to Welchpool Chapter No 998 that there was no shortage of companions from the Chorley Group for another away day to the centre of Wales. In fact there was a minibus load.
The trip was organised by Rey Morris who is a member of the chapter. Those travelling with Rey were Ken Shaw, new group secretary Don Hesketh, Tom McCleery, John Cooper, Michael Matthews and John Breakwell.
After opening the chapter, the three principals, David Bebb first principal, Douglas Wood second principal and Hugh Tombs third principal, supported by members of the chapter proceeded to exalt John Jones.
The ceremony was perfect with the work in the chapter being spread amongst many of the companions, all under the watchful eye of director ceremonies Alun Bunford.
Welchpool Chapter is a jewel of a place, an excellent chapter and dining rooms, with the warmest welcome possible. There is certainly something rather special in terms of Royal Arch Masonry in mid-Wales.