The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, John Watts, was scheduled to attend the regular meeting of Ryton St Mary’s Lodge on the 26th September 2022, where he was to present Peter Jackson with a 50-year membership certificate, but health issues to Peter prevented this being possible.
Peter is now a permanent resident of a care home and unable to receive non family visitors, so John visited his son Kieron and presented him and Bob Lydon, the current Master of the Lodge, with the certificate which Kieron then took to his father in the care home.
During the visit to Kieron, John found it extremely interesting to see his father’s solid gold masonic medals ( photo attached ) from his time in the Gulf during which time Peter achieved the high rank of District Deputy Grand Master of the American Canadian Grand Lodge in Saudi Arabia. Peter achieved many accolades while a member of Arabian Milo for his work within Freemasonry including :-
1981 – 82 Grand Sword Bearer
1982 – 84 District Deputy Grand Master
1991 Grand Masters Recognition Award
1993 Honorary Grand Senior Warden
John will be leading a Provincial deputation to Ryton St Mary’s Lodge on 28th November 2022, to celebrate their 75th anniversary, where Peter’s significant masonic achievements will receive a special mention.