Peter Meadows 50 years And A Night To Remember
A quite unique evening in Hartlepool saw Peter Meadows not only awarded his 50 years continuous service to the Freemasonry Award from AsstPGM Andrew Moule, but an impromptu field promotion to the Rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden, from the PGM John Paul Thompson.
Peter responded to the Awards with a humorous response as he detailed his life experience in freemasonry, dating back to his childhood when his late father would arrive home from Clarence meetings. Following in his fathers footsteps he became he became a technology teacher or as he more fondly described a ‘Wood and Metal’ work teacher as he looked around pointed out a number of his former students within the Lodge room.
His enthusiasm for freemasonry was epitomised in his reflections of days gone by, coupled with a quite remarkable his clear vision for its future.
To add to an already tremendous evening, Lincolnshire Freemason Chris Jones having arrived in Durham on Thursday 26th January on his Round Great Britain walk in Aid of the Lincs2025 Festival for the Masonic Charitable Foundation, was welcomed as a guest of Clarence Lodge 2462.
Chris was absolutely, overwhelmed to receive a donation for the sum of £1000 from Durham Benevolence and further donations of £100 from St Helens Lodge, £100 from Clarence Lodge, £200 from Harte Lodge, £100 from Strathearn Lodge and a personal donation of £120.
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At the festive board Peter was presented with a Gold Full Hunter Pocket Watch from the Worshipful Master Steve McKie on behalf of the lodge, in accepting the gift Peter stated he would treasure the evening the magnificent watch forever, and in conclusion stated that on his passing his wish was to donate it to Clarence Lodge, to be passed on from generation to generation in perpetuity..
Peter is truly shining example to all, and an inspiration to the younger membership within the Clarence Lodge, we congratulate him on his promotion and may he have many happy and healthy years ahead to enjoy it.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”