Installation meeting 2017 - 2018


Saturday 18th March 2017, 12:00hrs

at Freemasons Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT

(summons will follow)


Rehearsal at 10:00am for all [2016/17- and 2017/18-] Officers

(anyone unable to attend should inform the DC)


Pre Installation coffee / refreshments are available (at own cost) from the

Costa Coffee, Avenue North, 18-22 Bridge Street

(to the immediate right when facing Freemasons Hall)


The Installation Meeting will be followed by a Festive Board

at Freemasons Hall at approx. 15:00hrs with a projected finish time of 17:00hrs

(£21.00 – menu options and booking via the Lodge's Private website)


Raffle for Charity will be held during the Festive Board

tickets £1.00 each / £5.00 per strip; donation of prizes is welcomed

The Friday evening informal gathering will be in the Beefeater Inn, 19:30hrs

(adjoining the Premier Inn)            (Click here for more information)


An optional Saturday evening Theatre trip to see the show “Evita” has been arranged

further details, travel arrangements and prices will be announced on the website


Arriving on Friday 17th:

The recommended hotel is:

The Premier Inn, Manchester Salford Quays            (Click here for more information)

11 The Quays, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3SQ

The Hotel has ample free car parking


Booking via the link above, or by calling on 0871 527 9222.*

Lines are open 8am-10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-10pm on Sundays

*Calls cost 13p a minute plus any extra charges from your phone operator

(calls to UK from abroad may be considerably more expensive)

0333 003 8101 for general booking enquiries,

for Saver rate queries call 0333 003 0025

(calls are charged at local UK rates)


Breakfast is served in the adjoining Beefeater Inn       (Click here for more information)

at £8.99 for the full breakfast and £6.99 for the continental option

breakfasts can be booked with the Room or paid cash when taken.


Friday evening informal gathering in the Beefeater Inn          (Click here for more information)

(There is no pre-arranged meal arrangement)

Brethren may order meals / drinks at own expense


Public Transport to / from the Hotel and Freemasons Hall, or Manchester Hall    (Click here for more information)

can be checked using the following link:      (Click here for more information)


Those travelling from the Hotel to Freemasons Hall by car are invited to offer lifts to those without cars


Car parking close to Freemasons Hall is available at the usual “discounted” rate

through the Freemasons Hall Reception: 

The designated car park is the House of Fraser car park (formerly Kendal's)

King Street West, M3 2WY

(close to the Manchester Hall)


Route to the Car park

  • Travelling up Bridge Street from Salford Central Railway Station

  • Turn led at the traffic lights into St Mary's Parsonage 

  • Turn next right into King Street West 

  • Continue up King Street West (Betfred on right)

  • Ignore first small street on left then turn led into Southgate

  • Go past pedestrian entrance to car park on left

  • Take next left into Back South Parade

  • Multi Storey Car Park entrance is on left

  • Take ticket from machine as you enter the car park

  • Park and proceed on foot to Masonic Hall on Bridge Street

  • Then - important bit speak to the receptionist at the Masonic Hall and pay £6.50p (new price) for an additional car park ticket.

  • If you do not do this your car parking will likely cost £25. 

  • When you return to your car follow the instructions to use BOTH tickets which will then validate your exit



Further entertainment options close to the Hotel for Partners can be found by looking at:

Greater Manchester's Waterfront The Quays

discover a festive CITY Salford

The LOWRY Art and Entertainment