50years 4198 richard jacobsAt a recent meeting of The St. Thomas Lodge No. 4198 at Gandy Street, #Exeter, I was invited to present our Provincial Grand Master’s Certificate marking 50 years of service to #Freemasonry to W.Bro. Richard James Jacobs, PPrGStB.

W.Bro. Richard, who had been initiated into The St. Thomas Lodge on 10th September 1969 by the then Worshipful Master W.Bro. H C Cashmore, progressed through the offices of the lodge and was installed as Worshipful Master on 12th February 1981. W.Bro. Richard's father and brother were both members of The St. Thomas Lodge.

I was able to speak about W.Bro. Richard's masonic, business and family life, and in presenting the certificate to him, I brought the best wishes and congratulations of our Provincial Grand Master RWBro. Ian Kingsbury.

The brethren showed their appreciation in the usual way and W.Bro. Richard replied thanking me for the way in which I had presented the certificate; explaining to the brethren he was unable to attend the lodge as he would wish owing to his heavy business commitments, but added that he hoped that he would be able to attend more frequently in the future.

All then retired for an excellent festive board ending once again another happy masonic evening .

W Bro. Derek G Webber, PSGD
Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master.