Provincial Chapter Weekend at Bideford 2020

The Provincial Grand Chapter of Somerset on the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th of February 2020, celebrated its 25th Anniversary of its Provincial Weekend in North Devon, at the Durrant Hotel, Bideford.

The event hosted by the Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Barry Woodside, and his delightful wife Peggy, turned out to be a raging success. Many thanks to the organiser E.Comp. David Parslow who no doubt had assistance from his wife.

The companions were made to feel most welcome by the staff of  the Durrant Hotel at Bideford, North Devon. The food was excellent and the venue which culminated in and excellent dinner and the Grand Ball was superb. Even the live band who provided music at a volume level which did not impede conversation did an excellent job.

A contingent of companions and their ladies from Perpetual Friendship Chapter No135, Bridgwater, enjoyed a very pleasant and social weekend. Old friends got together and new friendship made. This 25th Anniversary certainly should be recorded in our archive for posterity. I am lead to believe the event was supported by 180 dining and attending the evening in this milestone of such a successful Provincial Grand Chapter of Somerset.

E Comp John Griffin

Some photos courtesy of John Griffin

Peg’s behind you Barry


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Provincial Liaison Officer