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120 years between them!

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George attended the regular meeting of the Lodge with the prior knowledge that neither of the recipients would be able attend. Although both remarkably physically fit for their age, they have difficulty in getting to the Lodge, which enabled George a regular visitor to Crowley Lodge to conduct the proceedings with a little less formality than generally afforded to such an occasion. At the appropriate point in the proceedings the certificates were presented to the Lodge, with George requesting that the congratulations and best wishes of the Provincial Grand Master be conveyed to the recipients.
Jack and Bob as they are fondly known have been lifelong friends having established their friendship as young as Sea Scouts, this continued into their Professional careers Jack becoming a Construction Engineer and Bob an Engineering Inspector. They then went on to form a Masonic connection when together on the 20th March 1953 they were initiated into Crowley Lodge No6901, subsequently Passed 19th June and Raised on the 18th September of the same year. They followed each other through the Wardens Offices and as Worshipful Master of their Lodge, with Jack attaining the chair of King Solomon in 1964, having the honour of installing Bob into Office in 1965.
Jack gained Provincial honours in 1973 when he was appointed to the Rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon, Bob the following year being also appointed to the Rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon, and subsequently being promoted to the Rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 1988. Both then went on to be exalted into Liddell Royal Arch Chapter No3616.

During their many shared years at Dunstan they served on the Masonic Entertainments Committee to raise funds for amongst other things, the upkeep of the building whilst at the same time assisting practically with the maintenance of the building, Bob eventually becoming the Hall Company Director.
On Friday 26th April Jack and wife Enid were delighted to welcome into their home WBro David Dillon, Master, WBro Keith Liddell, Almoner, and WBro Alan Coxon, Secretary who on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master arrived to present the 60th certificates. Bob and wife Mary also being able to attend in person made the event a most memorable occasion for these truly ‘Lifelong friends and Brothers

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