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Thu, 8th February 2018

Sixty Years on The Square

Freemason for 60 years

The rare presentation of a 60-year membership certificate and a Proclamation attracted about 60 Masons to the February meeting of the Lodge of Hope & Charity.

The certificate was presented to WBro Peter Ricketts by WBo Keith Evans, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, who, at the same time, announced that, with immediate effect, the Provincial Grand Master had promoted Peter from PPrGJW to PPGSW.

Earlier, WBro Colin Young had outlined Peter’s career as a leading journalist in Birmingham and also his abiding desire as a teenager to become a Spitfire fighter pilot – an ambition thwarted when, while flying training in Oklahoma, the dropping of the atom bombs abruptly ended the war.

During a memorable evening, Bro John Stevens was Proclaimed as our Worshipful Master for a second year and he duly reappointed or appointed his officers.  

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