R.W.Bro. Robert Andrew Stokes accompanied by W.Bro. Brian J. Elliott, P.G.S.D., Deputy Provincial Grand Master and 21 members of the Provincial Team together with 10 Grand Officers visited the Lodge to complete the Lodge Centenary Celebration.
The Assistant Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Stephen Davison, at the request of the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Kevin Williams, presented members of the Lodge with a Lodge Centenary Jewel. Also visiting the Lodge were R.W.Bro. Michael E. Herbert, P.Dep.G.M., R.W.Bro. Philip J. Mann (Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland), R.W.Bro. A Morris, Dep.Pres.M.B.F. together with the immediate Past Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. George E Bonham, G.M.R.A.C.
Following the presentation Bro. Simon Craggs was Advanced by W.Bro. Kevin Williams and the Lodge officers with great sincerity and feeling. It will be remembered by those present as an outstanding ceremony for many years to come. After the ceremony the Assistant Grand Master, whilst welcoming Bro. Simon to our Order, presented him with a Lodge Centenary Jewel. The Provincial Grand Master congratulated him on becoming a member of the Lodge and hoped that he would have a long and happy association with the Lodge, he then presented him with a copy of the Province booklet entitled “Notes for the guidance of Newly Advanced Brethren”.
Afterwards, 58 brethren enjoyed the fellowship of the Festive Board under the direction of W.Bro.Mark Golding Dep.G.D.C.
Left to right: W.Bro. Balbir Lotay, D.C.; R.W.Bro. Phil Mann, Prov.G.M. Leics & Rutland; W.Bro. Mark Golding, Dep.G.D.C; R.W.Bro. Stephen Davison, Assistant Grand Master; Bro. Simon Craggs, Advancee; W.Bro. Kevin Williams, W.M.; R.W.Bro. Robert Stokes, Prov.G.M; W.Bro. Brian Elliott, Dep.Prov.G.M.; R.W.Bro. George Bonham, P.Prov.G.M; and W.Bro. David Balmer, Prov.G.D.C.