On Friday 9th August at 4.30 pm the new Devonshire Provincial Grand Lodge Offices were officially opened with much pomp & Ceremony by our Provincial Grand Master Ian Kingsbury, the occasion was watched by the executive (including our new APGM) and many provincial grand secretaries both past and present, the occasion was marked by a cutting of the craft blue ribbon at the main entrance to the offices and was accompanied by champagne and a superb provincial cake which had been made especially for the day. (Click on photos to enlarge)
The new offices which are located at 7, Harrier Court. Exeter Airport. Clyst Honiton. Exeter EX5 2DR are a great improvement on the previous office being bright, modern and spacious, they are located on two floors, an open office area and a meeting room on the first floor and a second meeting room and storage space on the ground floor, it has taken a long time in the planning and the eventual purchase of the new premises will be seen as a major step forward for the future of the province.
A lot of hard work has been undertaken in completing the move from Richmond Road by The provincial secretary Richard Ebury and the assistant secretary Tony Jordan with considerable help from Rem Locton and Adrian Rogers.
Ian Kingsbury when cutting the ribbon said that It had taken a lot of searching to find the new offices but the wait had been worth it as these premises had everything that was needed to take us onwards into a bright new future.