The Master and brethren of Tyne Dock Lodge welcomed the Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, George Clark to a very special meeting of the Lodge where the original intention was to present long service awards to three of their members. Due to circumstances only one was able to be present.
After the usual introductions George was introduced to the recipient of a 65 years, long service award, Trevor Charles Murray.
George outlined the remarkable life that Trevor has enjoyed so far including his initiation into freemasonry in Hedworth Lodge in 1958. Trevor attained the master’s chair in that lodge in 1970 and 30 years later joined Tyne Dock Lodge, also going through the master’s chair.
Trevor led a very active life being a seagoing engineer and he related many humorous stories of his time at sea. After retiring from his seafaring days, he ended ashore as superintendent of swimming pools in South Tyneside.
The other 2 recipients, both of whom were to receive 50 year’s long service awards were Martin Harry Dinning and Peter Boyack. Arrangements will be made to present them at a venue and time to suit them both.
The festive board was enjoyed by everyone present and George in his reply thanked everyone for their hospitality, and once again congratulated Trevor on his achievement.