A very enjoyable celebration of 50 Years in Mark Masonry took place in Milnthorpe on Friday the 22nd November when Assistant PGM Douglas Sanderson came to Belaside Lodge No 1340 to present a Certificate to WBro John Edwin Brown.
WM Jerry Taylor opened the Lodge and then handed over to W Bro Sanderson who had an instant rapport with W Bro Brown and they entertained Members and Visitors with details from John’s life, work, and Masonic Career. He was delighted to receive an unexpected promotion to Provincial Grand Senior Warden – well deserved for his many services to the Lodge and Mark Masonry.
A special guest was WBro Ken Alldred from Ponteland Lodge No 1550, a personal friend of the celebrant who had come over from Northumberland specially for the event.
A good meal was enjoyed at the Festive Board and a toast for John’s health and happiness was proposed, after which he responded and then brought a happy evening to a close by entertaining everybody by singing a Scottish ballad.
VW Bro AW Jackson, PGSO