Its been a long while in the making with more than half a dozen practice sessions, but the performance on Wednesday 6th November must go down as one of the smoothest to date. Everything went to plan, what with the first outings for the WM and SW, who had actually changed places and the JW was also standing in for a brother on holiday. The venue was a big surprise for those whose first visit it was to Accrington Masonic Hall, the facilities are excellent with a rather splendid bar and great dining room to boot. It was a bit of a rush getting everyone together for the 6:30 tyle and setting up the 1759 lodge room but it all went well. The players were offered the ladies dressing room in which to change into 1759 outfits and regalia, and I must say it was magnificent, never before had we such facilities in which to change. Maybe we visit Accrington Masonic Hall again in the near future. The Lodge room was filled with over 50 brethren from Lodge of Confidence and visitors from around the province which made it quite a cosy affair, and with the candles being the only light source quite a spectacle. Kevin Pickering, who had recently returned from his home in Thailand for a visit, took up his old place as candidate and was initiated for probably the 10th time into Freemasonry in the 1759 style. The players stayed in costume for the festive board and received a lot of questions and congratulations from the brethren during dinner. A raffle raised the princely sum of £250.00 and enabled the Lodge to make a considerable donation to the 2015 RMBI Festival in light of the 1759 Demonstration teams performance. There are still dates available for the team to perform at other locations, and several interested brethren inquired on the night about performances at their Lodge meetings, there was even an opportunity to perform over in Blackpool. Fame at Last. It was quite late by the time the 1759 trappings had all been put away and stowed back at Burnley Masonic Hall, but everyone had a smile on their face and went to bed with happy memories.