On Wednesday the 13th April 2016 I visited The lodge of Harmony No 372 to present a 50th year service certificate on behalf of our Provincial Grand Master to W.Bro Michael John Bartlett PPJGW.
It was a very busy evening much enjoyed by the large number of Brethren present. I was able to speak at length about Michaels Masonic and personal life, he had been very active in many degrees and still very much enjoys his masonry today, it was pleasing for Michael to have his Brother David and his son Peter present and for them to be able to join in and enjoy the celebrations.
On presenting the certificate I brought with me the best wishes and congratulations of the Provincial Grand Master Rt W.Bro Ian Kingsbury, and once again it was my privilege to have been asked to present the certificate. Michael then thanked all concerned and all those who were present, remarking that he did not know where the fifty years had gone adding that none of it would have been possible without the love and support of his wife Barbara. The brethren then retired for an excellent festive board thus ending another very happy Masonic evening.
Derek G Webber PSGD Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master