Northumberland Freemasons Take The Chequered Flag At Inter-Provincial Karting Contest

09th October 2022

Freemasons from Northumberland and Durham came together last weekend for the first Northumberland vs Durham Karting Grand Prix. The event this year was held at the Team Sport Indoor Karting Track in Newcastle and was attended by 40 Masons, with friends and family also invited.

The Team Captain for Northumberland was Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Kevin Stannard who did us proud, okay he did his best, in the first race but had to retire from race two, handing the Captain’s baton over to Gordon Craigs, our Deputy Grand Superintendent.

Kevin said: “It was great to see so many Masons from both Provinces at what was a really fun event enjoyed by us all”.

The race was close but Northumberland won on the day picking up both the Team Win and the fastest overall driver (although we have to admit, he was a bit of a ringer given he races on the track most weeks).

Durham Team Captain, Provincial Grand Master John Thompson, was one of the Racers for Team Durham and afterwards he spoke from the Podium (on the second place spot) and thanked everyone for coming enthusing all in attendance with a rallying cry “We are stronger together”.

The fraternal friendship and camaraderie was superb and our and Light Blues Club are already thinking up ideas for the next event. If you have any ideas, please email

Many thanks to W.Bro David Stockdale for the submission of this article.

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