Members and guests of Beacon Lodge came together at Runcorn Masonic Hall on Tuesday 20th March to celebrate 50 years in Freemasonry for WBro Roy Barlow. The APGM for Area 5, WBro Simon Richardson was in attendance as well as Grand Officers and Acting Provincial Officers. The Brethren heard the APGM tell of Roy’s exploits in the Merchant Navy as well as his hard work in gaining his BA(Hons) degree along with his dissertation on Irish Freemasonry. The WM, WBro Ian Richards, made a presentation to Roy on behalf of all the members of Beacon Lodge.
A most enjoyable festive board took place and Roy was able to give a further insight and tales with regard to his 50 years in Freemasonry. A most enjoyable evening was had by all and a particularly memorable one for WBro Roy.