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Widows Sons

Masonic Bikers Association

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Here’s what we have been up to of late,but please browse the website to learn about much more of our activities all done in friendship and charity…..

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The only prerequisite is that you are a Master Mason in good standing (being a current and paid up member of a Lodge) and own a motorbike.

If you ride a bike and are considering joining Freemasonry, you can join our affiliate group, the ‘Bad Pennies’ and partake in our rides whilst you join and attain your 3rd degree in Freemasonry.

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Lockdown Tuesday 5th May 2020 - Following a plea for help from the Neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital requesting donations for baby grows, the Cheshire Widows Sons stepped in and donated £190 for the purchase of new baby grows which were hand delivered to Ward 22 by CWSMBA members Dave Lee, Rob Howell, Jeff Arnold & Pete Wright.

The staff were amazed at the generosity of the members and couldn’t wait to grab a photo.They quoted on their Facebook page “A big thank you to the Cheshire Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association, who have generously donated 80 brand new baby growers….”

CWSMBA had nominated the 2019/20 to the Prostrate Cancer Charity and donated a total £1500

The Club members gathered at Richard (Bugsy) Houghs' house following a scenic, if somewhat blustery ride around the east of Cheshire. Here we received a warm welcome and an interesting and informative talk from Tony Collier regarding the Prostate cancer charity. Tony, gave us a personal perspective of his journey, symptoms, survival rates and the need for more speedy and effective early diagnoses. Far from dry and humourless, the talk gave all those present a rather humbling insight into this terrible disease but also the staunch attitude of those who suffer, including their nearest and dearest and the efforts of Cancer Research and all those who lead the fight.

For more information on this worthwhile charity go to  https://prostatecanceruk.org or call 0800 074 8383  

*Thanks to Dave Allen & Jeff Arnold our able Road-Captains. The Welsh brothers joining us and Tony for his excellent and captivating talk. Special thanks of course to Richard and Jill, who supplied a perfect setting, light refreshments and hand-sanitiser! oh and CAKE!


Cheshire Widows Sons Masonic Bikers continue to support those most in need, when on 14th October 2020 we donated £150.00 - approximately 80kg of food to Mid-Cheshire Food bank where it was gratefully received.

This came about as the result of a post on Facebook, picked up by CWS member Dave Lee (aka Chip) where the food bank had posted a plea for food donations due to the COVID pandemic. The CWS were quick to act and donated £150 to purchase items which were desperately needed.

A spokesperson from the food bank said “The donation has come at just the right time, we have been overwhelmed during COVID. This donation will help many families in need in the local area”

Due to CV19, our traditional Remembrance Sunday services have been cancelled. However, not being perturbed, we got in quick before full lockdown rules came into play and laid some wreaths at various cenotaphs around Cheshire. In addition we placed Remembrance Poppy crosses against the graves of those that had received the Victoria Cross for the bravery in wartime.

Wreaths were laid at the following sites:

Port Sunlight; Tarporley, Hartford, Macclesfield and Crewe

Various members of the CWSMBA also placed Poppy Crosses against the following graves:-

Macclesfield Crematorium - George Harold EARDLEY VC The Netherlands October 1944

Grange Cemetry, West Kirby - Cyril Edward GOURLEY VC Epehy France November 1917

St Marys Churchyard, Acton - Thomas Egerton HALE VC Sebastapool, Crimea September 1855

St Marys Churchyard, Eccleston - Alfred Ernest IND VC Orange River, South Africa December 1901

Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hoylake, John O’NEIL VC Belgium October 1918

May they Rest in Peace - May we never forget.

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