The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Andrew Moule, attended Stockton-on-Tees Lodge 9667 on Friday 23rd June to help them celebrate two anniversaries.
The lodge had a dispensation for a special meeting as it was their 25th Anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the initiation of Alan Earle, one of their founder members.
The lodge presented the WM, Tucker Mcquade with a collar adorned with the names of every previous master. WBros David & John Lewis gave a talk on the history of the lodge in their double-act style and then the APGM was asked to present each of the founder members (of which six were present) with a plaque to commemorate the occasion.
The last of those six was WBro Alan Earle. Alan was initiated into the Lodge of Rectitude in West Kent when Alan was a police officer in South London. He then became a protection officer at Buckingham Place for 15 years and had many amusing tales to tell the brethren about his time there. When he retired, he moved to the northeast and settled in Norton. He joined the Lodge of Fraternity and was also a founder of Stockton-on-Tees Lodge.
The lodge, a daylight lodge, then enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch to complete the morning. Congratulations to both Alan and the Llodge.