New Chair lift at Newport Masonic Hall

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Here’s a ‘hot off the press’ picture of the new chair lift at Newport Masonic Hall. The last chair lift gave good service for many years but was deemed uneconomical for repair. The cost of the chair lift exceeded £5000 as it has been fitted on the more historical part of the building with the spiral staircase. Funds are being raised by several of the Lodges that meet at Newport and it is hoped that further support will be provided when the Lodges who use the building appreciate the need for such a thing to be available. We all like to think we can remain fairly active as we age, but it would be a great pity if the more infirm Brethren did not attend their meetings because access prohibited them from doing so.