The Brethren of Harry C Preater Lodge No.8204 have paid tribute to VW Bro Maurice Leighfield, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Wiltshire.
Bro Maurice has recently completed 60 years service to Freemasonry – 48 years of which have been with Harry C Preater Lodge of which he is a Founder Member.
The Brethren chose a unique and very personal way in which to express their congratulations and thanks to Maurice for his support and advice over the years when Bro Peter Hanfrey the next longest serving member of the Lodge presented him with a suitably engraved Handmade English Pewter “Masonic” Tankard.
As befitting his modest manner the presentation took Maurice completely by surprise a point he acknowledged in replying to Bro Hanfrey’s presentation. Maurice said “I will continue to support and advise the Lodge for hopefully many more years to come and that I will treasure the tankard for which I do thank the Brethren”
The photo shows the presentation to Maurice by Peter Hanfrey along with members of the Lodge. L to R: Terry Baker, John Bartlett, Maurice Leighfield, Roger Scratchley, Peter Cowen, Peter Hanfrey, Steve Lee, Edwin Hayward, David Packer & Roger Prince.