On Friday 9th May 2014 94 years old WBro Rev Ronald Biggin PAGChap celebrated 50 Years in Craft Masonry at Domville Lodge No. 4647. at the Spread Eagle Hotel Lymm. Born on 20th Feb 1920. Ron enlisted in the Territorial Army just prior to the Second World War and at the start of hostilities was posted to the RAOC one of his claims to fame was that he was the first War Wounded Soldier, as the Truck carrying him to Barracks turned over at Lower Whitley. Ron was torpedoed on two occasions during the North Africa Campaign and ended his War as a Staff Sergeant. He then became a Teacher becoming Principle of Adult education at Lymm. On leaving Education Ron took Holy Orders and still officiates on occasion. initiated into Freemasonry on 8th April 1964 into Leasoe Lodge No. 3761. he became a very active Freemason and was 3rd Grand Principle in the Royal Arch.
WBro Maxwell Millward Leese conducted the ceremony, with historical references which greatly amused the Birthday Boy and the Brethren he then read the 50 Years Certificate which had been signed by the Provincial Grand Master Steven Adcott. He was then proclaimed by the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Robert Bramley
One of the Children taught by Ron was Jacqueline wife of WBro Simon Marsh PPAGDC she had made a Peg Doll for her teacher (Ron) and as a Gift to commemorate Ron’s 50 Years in Masonry she has made another, on this occasion dressed in Grand Lodge Regalia and Tails.