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THE EASTGATE MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 8pm IN THE PARKWAY PSL CLUB, 651 LINCOLN ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE1 3HA.
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Bro. Wally Dawson, ROH, PPGP.
The Eastgate Lodge are sad to announce the passing of Brother Wally Dawson, the Lodge offers sincere condolences to his Family.
The Funeral Service took place at 1:00pm on Thursday the 28th of June at the Peterborough Crematorium. After the main service, Bro. Bob Buff, ROH, PPGP, the PGL Funeral Marshal, conducted a Buff Service with a very good turn-out of Brothers.
Bro’ Walter (Wally) Dawson ROH, PPGP
It is with regret that I forward this obituary for Bro’ Wally Dawson ROH.
Bro’ Wally joined the Order in the Kirtonia Lodge in June 1967, affiliating to the Welland Lodge in 1989. He was Provincial Grand Primo of the Peterborough Province in 1979 and during the 70s and 80s was a stalwart of PGL and his adopted Minor Lodge.
Born and growing up in the black fen, Bro’ Wally moved as a young man with his family to Peterborough, to find work and make a future. He was at various times a driver, an engineer with a large manufacturing firm and a self-employed motor mechanic. Bro’ Wally was a family man; he was sadly widowed some years ago but leaves a daughter and two sons – both of whom are Bro’s of the Order. Unfortunately, Bro’ Wally was confined to his care home for the last part of his life missing the amalgamation of his Welland Lodge with the Eastgate two years ago.
The Peterborough & District P.G. Funeral Marshall conducted a Buffalo Ceremony at Bro’ Wally’s funeral to the pleasure of everyone in attendance. I knew Bro’ Wally for many years and I believe that he would have been happy with the turn-out and the many contributions made by family and friends.
Norrie Tawse ROH – City Secretary of the Welland Lodge
Forwarded to the Buffs Quarterly Journal 12/Jul/2018 Bro. Martyn Sharp, City Sec. the Eastgate Lodge.
This year the Eastgate Lodge will be supporting PGP Bob Macnamara's Charity Appeal - No Gain No Pain (NGNPUK).
A Hog Roast was held on Saturday 30th of June at the PSL Parkway Club, Lincoln Road. The Eastgate would like to thank everyone for their support & attendance and advise that the Raffle raised £300 and a water painting of a two-seat Spitfire, in Czechoslovakian Airforce markings, painted and gifted to us by Kathleen Crowson, raised a further £50 at auction.
2017 Eastgate Lodge Charity Appeal The Samaratins.
Following its meeting on 10th January the Eastgate Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes presented a cheque for £5,000 to Peterborough & District Samaritans. Bro’ Pete Pierce, who with his wife Anne collected the largest proportion of the total at dozens of car boot sales throughout the year, said ‘…. We are pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause with a local presence here in Peterborough ….’
Allan McGeachie, local Branch Treasurer of the Samaritans expressed surprise at the gift ‘ ….this truly splendid donation is more than we could have hoped. It will be used to save lives in 2018 ….’
The photo shows Bro Geoff Jefford, ROH, PPGP, the Worthy Primo of the Eastgate Lodge, presenting £5,000 to Mr Allan McGeachie of the Peterborough & District Samaritans.
2016 EASTGATE LODGE CHARITY APPEAL PRESENTATION
£3,000 Donation to local Charities
Members of the Eastgate Lodge have raised money for charity over 2016 and on the 14th of December the Lodge presented cheques for £1,000 each to Peterborough Medehamstede Scouts, Peterborough & District Samaritans and Peterborough Talking Newspaper for the Blind.
Barry Burrell from the Talking Newspaper summed up the feelings of all three charities ……. This donation for local causes is very much appreciated and we thank the Buffaloes for their support ………….
A cheque for £1,000 being presented to Pete Tomblin treasurer of Talking
Newspapers,by Bro. Pete Pierce of the Eastgate Lodge.
Bro. Pete Pierce presents a cheque for £1000 to Mr. Len Pendall,
accepting on behalf of Peterborough Samaritans.
A representative from the 1st Medehamstede Scouts was not available, holding the cheque are Bro. Bill Smith, ROH & Bro. Steve Jones, ROH, PPGP 2012.
2015 EASTGATE LODGE CHARITY APPEAL
Cheque Presentation on the News / Photos Page
Memory Lane - The Eastgate's First Home
With a Quoit Ground at the back
The newly opened St. Mary's Flats in the background
Photo's and Map supplied by Tracy Sortwell
2014 Lodge Charity Appeal
Fundraising has continued all year, we have held a 'Hog Roast' Night, also Pete & Ann have been Car Booting with massive support from the Province.
The presentation to Peterborough Soup Kitchen took place on Wednesday 7th of January. Bro. Pete Pierce ROH and Bro. Richard Baldock PPGP, handed over a cheque for £4363:47.
2013 Lodge Charity Appeal
Cheque Presentation 14th December 2013
Bro. Pete Pierce ROH and his Good Lady, Anne, have finished 'Car Booting' for 2013 and thank everyone for their support during a very sucessful year.
Pete and Anne raised £3000 in 2013, a fantastic effort.
Anne is ready with the stall all set up for another busy day.
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2012 PGP APPEAL CHEQUE PRESENTATION - MIND
BROTHERS MARTYN SHARP & STEVE JONES TOOK PART IN THE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM AT "SUNNY HUNNY" ON CHRISTMAS DAY & YES, IT WAS BRACING.
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Last updated 13/Jul/2018