The webmaster

In January 2015, Mike Beesley, who is the webmaster for the West Lancashire Mark Province, was asked if he would become the webmaster for the Division.

After some consideration Mike agreed and set about rebuilding the site which hadn't been kept up to date for some while. In doing so he has attempted to retain as much of the historical content as possible.
Much of the site is in pictorial form which previously had been displayed in a series of slide show presentations. There is a problem with slide shows in as much that not all browsers display the shows properly, so Mike disassembled the shows into page displays.
He hopes that you will find the site easier to navigate and the information within it both interesting and useful.
Mike is the Recorder & Treasurer of Hesketh Conclave which meets at Chorley and holds the rank of Past Grand Chamberlain which he received from the Grand Sovereign in 2021. Married to Alison with two boys Daryl and Simon and two Granddaughters Nell 17yrs and Beth 12yrs.
Mike is the Regional Governor for the North West Region of Pilgrim Preceptors, the Chancellor for Lancashire in Knights Templar and former Grand Secretary in the Commemorative order of St Thomas of Acon.
He is perhaps better known for being the Executive at Wellington Park Leyland until he retired in November 2011. Is a retired Lancashire Police Officer, on his retirement from the force worked as Purchasing Director with Crown Leisure at Bamber Bridge.
He looks forward to receiving your news articles and photographs from inclusion on the website.
Remember, you don't have to be a David Bailey or write as a professional journalist, all he requires is a few pictures showing the knights enjoying themselves at our meetings and sufficient words to enable the story to be explained. You can use the website to  advertise your forthcoming meetings and social functions.
Updated April 2024