Guest taken back in time
The national president of the Masonic Samaritan Fund received an ancient welcome to Chester.
Brigadier Willie Shackell alighted a train at Chester Railway Station to be greeted by Centurion Paul Hartson from the Deva Garrison.
A delegation of Cheshire Freemasons headed by Paul Richards was also present.
Brig Shackell was the guest of Bridgegate Lodge No. 5961 based at Cheshire View in Christleton.
At a ceremony held later that evening, Steven Adcott, the Provincial Grand Master of Cheshire, presented Brig Shackell with a number of cheques totalling £12,916 as part of the fundraising currently ongoing in Cheshire towards the 2016 festival in support of the fund.