Grand and Provincial Officers turned out in force to support David Littler when he celebrated his 50th Anniversary in Freemasonry at Lodge of Independence on Monday 14 March, exactly 50 years to the day. George Mann APGM reviewed David’s interesting background which has been linked to the three “F’s” Family, Farming and Freemasonry. David a former pupil and border of Sandbach School was reminded of the days when he would complete several lengths of the outdoor swimming baths before breakfast. Good training for his life as a farmer, out in all weathers tending his heard of cows, ploughing the fields and harvesting which often got him into near scrapes when attending Lodge Meetings.
David often referred to as Cheshire’s Gentleman Farmer with a Freemason Apron started life in Farming when he was just 22 years old and became a freemason when 24 years of age. He remembers the difficult times travelling to Chester during the inner ring road construction and as a Lodge Steward moving crates of beer from the basement to the dining room at Hunter Street Masonic Hall. David has been an acting Provincial Officer three times, first as a ProvAGDC, then ProvSGD and finally as ProvSGW. He now hold the rank of PJGD; very fitting for a hard-working and much respected Freemason of Cheshire.
Four Past and present APGM’s, 15 Grand Officers and a host of Acting Provincial Officers all support David Robert Littler during the celebration of his 50 Years in Freemasonry.