70 Years in Freemasonry
Shannon Court recently saw the presentation of a rare 70 year long service certificate to W Bro Ron Knight, 96 years young!
The presentation was made by W Bro Roger Thompson, PGStB, who was accompanied by the Secretary of Spring Park Lodge, 5689, W Bro Barry Thomas.
W Bro Ron was initiated into Spring Park Lodge on the 22nd January 1949 and has the rank of PPSGW and is also the proud holder of the Certificate of Merit for services to Masonry.
In civilian life, W Bro Ron enjoyed a career in Banking and on retiring joined the WRVS, services to which he was decorated with the MBE.
W Bro Ron was actually initiated all those years ago in a double ceremony with his Father. Latterly he initiated his Grandson, W Bro Tom Street and Tom is pictured proudly with his Grandfather.
Shannon Court pushed out the boat and laid on a magnificent spread for the occasion and thanks go to them for doing do.
60 Years in Freemasonry
Congratulations to W.Bro. Colin Brown
At the January meeting of the Mid Surrey Masters Lodge the Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro. Ian Chandler, was pleased to present a Certificate to W.Bro. Colin Brown, PPJGW, celebrating 60 years service to Craft Masonry
The Provincial Grand Master spoke about Colin’s life and invited him to share some of his experiences both outside as well as inside Freemasonry, from his time as a young boy during the war, his working life, to his hobbies of sailing and skiing today.
Article and photo by Chris Eley.
50 Years in Freemasonry
Congratulations to W.Bro. John Janes
W.Bro John Janes, PPJGW was presented with a long service certificate to mark the 50 years he had spent in Freemasonry.
The presentation took place in Crescent Lodge No: 5054.
W. Bro Bill Caughie, PSGD, APGM was pleased to attend the lodge to make this important presentation.
W Bro John’s face was a “picture” of delight!