40 mark Men assembled at Cleator Moor on Friday 6 September to celebrate with Ian Thomas Lister PAGDC, his 50 years a member of the Mark Degree and Ehen Lodge No. 779.
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Barry Kirkbride was in attendance, he retained the gavel when it was offered by W Bro Mike Leeming, WM and proceeded to interview Ian who gave a thoroughly enjoyable and informative insight into his working life in The Merchant Navy on the P & O boats taking £10 Poms to Australia. As well as working at Mark Taylor’s in Whitehaven, The Forestry Commission at Ennerdale and as production manager with Volvo Truck and Bus, Irvine, Ayrshire.I an was Advanced in Ehen Lodge in June 1969 and served as Worshipful Master in 1986 and appointed to the rank of PAGDC in the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 2011.
Bro Ian is also a member of the Royal Arch, Royal Ark Mariners, Knights Templar and The Royal Order of Scotland.
The Golden Jubilee certificate from Grand Lodge was read in the Lodge by Ian’s son W Bro Andrew Lister PPGJW.
After the presentation Ian received a standing ovation from the assembled brethren.
L to R Frank Hatton PrGJW, Ian Lister PAGDC, Barry Kirkbride DPGM, Andrew Lister PPrGJW