Wigan freemason takes on a 'three-hall walk' for The Brick
A Wigan man embarked on a sponsored walk between the borough’s masonic halls in aid of a local charity.
Frank Highton decided to complete the three-hall walk to raise money for The Brick, which offers a range of services of people in Wigan who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis
The walk took place In December and was pushed back a few days due to weather conditions such as black ice and freezing temperatures.
Frank began the first leg of his trek, from Hindley Masonic Hall to Bryn Masonic Hall, rambling through Platt Bridge, Bickershaw and Bamfurlong on his 5.1 mile journey, reaching Bryn in good time.
After a quick comfort break, Frank once more embarked on his quest and headed away from Bryn towards Marus Bridge and beyond for another four-mile hike.
His journey took him quite close to legendary night spot Goose Green Labour Club, before heading into Pemberton itself.
A final hop, step and a jump along Enfield Street and Ormskirk Road brought Pemberton Masonic Hall into Frank’s view where he was met by Wigan Group Chairman John Selley and Mike Turrisi, the group charity steward.
Frank, a past master of Orrell Lodge No 8371, said that his walk was a very pleasant one and that it enabled him to practise the first degree ceremony which he will be delivering at his next lodge meeting.
Over £700 has so far been raised by Frank’s latest effort which will be presented to The Brick later this month.