New Editorial Team for White Rose News

W Bro. Colin Dent, APGM, Chairman of Yorkshire WR Masonic Activities Ltd, is pleased to announce that the Provincial Grand Master has approved the appointment of Bro. Richard Uttley of Keresforth Lodge, No 7641, a commercial publisher, to undertake the duties of editor of the Provincial magazine – The White Rose News.  He will be assisted by W Bro. Peter Doherty of Salarden Lodge, No 3971, a retired police officer, as deputy editor.

W Bro. John B Gledhill of Thornhill Lodge, No 1514 steps down after 17 years dedicated work with the Provincial Newsletter, 16 of them as editor.

W Bro. Dent said “during this time our magazine has undergone many changes since the A5 ‘Blue Book’ first appeared in 1990 and was succeeded by a then ground-breaking A4 format in the autumn of 1997.

“This year’s spring edition contained full colour editorial pages for the first time, one of W Bro. Gledhill’s long-cherished ambitions for the publication.  The Province owes a sincere debt of gratitude to W Bro. Gledhill for his unstinting work in ensuring that the White Rose News has long been recognised as one of the leading Provincial magazines.   John will remain as part of the editorial team as a Consultant.”

W Bro. Gledhill said:  “I am confident that the future of our magazine is in very safe hands with Richard and Peter coming on board.  They will bring a fresh approach and will have their own ideas to further enhance the reputation of our newsletter.

“I know they will want to provide Brethren with a vehicle in which to record news, features opinion and reports in a manner which will appeal to the modern Freemason and his family.  I wish them well.”

The White Rose News will continue to be produced and printed by Ernest Cummins Ltd, commercial printers, at their Canal Road premises in Bradford.

The contact details of Richard and Peter:

EDITOR – Bro. Richard Uttley

Orchestra, Unit 5 Metro Trading Estate, Barugh Green Road,  Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JT

Tel:      01226 697989 (w)       01484 817994 (h)        07802931762 (m)


DEPUTY EDITOR – W Bro. Peter Doherty

5 Warren Park, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2RR

Tel:      01484 712912 (h)        07906 895058 (m)


Posted in White Rose Masonic news on August 9th, 2012 by David Clough

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