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Keith’s 60 Years


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The Assistant Provincial Grand Master Gordon Brewis attended Caradoc Lodge No. 4749 to present W Bro Keith Etherington with a long service Certificate to celebrate 60 years of continuous membership in the Craft.


Keith was born in 1931 and attended Henry Smith Grammar School and after leaving joined the RAF for 2 years before attending Durham University Teacher Training College. Almost all of Keith’s 38 years of teaching was done in Hartlepool before early retirement due to health issues. Keith married his wife Lily in 1958 and they have 2 sons and a daughter. They still live in the same house in Blackhill Rocks, now totalling 62 years.


He was Initiated into Caradoc Lodge in 1960 and attained the Chair of the Lodge in 1976. Health issues have restricted his attendances in recent years and he was made an honorary member in 2017.


We all wish him good health for the future.

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