Event date: 2017-09-13
On Wednesday 13th of September, 61 Brethren watched the Deputy Provincial Grand Master VW Bro Keith Young PGSwdB present W Bro Bill Allan PPJGW with a certificate marking 70 years in Freemasonry.
Bill, who is now 93 years old, became a member of Curwen Lodge No.1400 on 9th July 1947. Later, Bill also became a founder member of Concorde Lodge No.8113.
During the ceremony, VW Bro Young gave an excellent narration of W Bro Allan’s life history and masonic career.
The Chairman of the Group of West Cumberland Lodges (W Bro Ken Archer) read out the certificate. Bill was then presented with his 70 year certificate and congratulated on his achievement.
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master then announced that for his services to Freemasonry and on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master, he was promoting Bill to the rank of PPSGW.
A delighted Bill responded with a vote of thanks and received the acclamation of all the Brethren.
Pictured (L-R Standing) are W Bro Tom Newby WM Curwen Lodge, W Bro Bill Allan and VW Bro Keith Young DPGM.
Contributed by: W Bro Dave Denwood