WBro Benjamin Marsh Edwards PJGD celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry

Named after his Dad and a very supportive member of Bridgegate Lodge WBro Benjamin Marsh Edwards PJGD celebrated his Golden Anniversary in Freemasonry yesterday in the body of his Lodge exactly 50 years since his Initiation at Hunter Street, Chester. For once Marsh was almost speechless by the tremendous support shown by over 120 members and guests as his rich, active and interesting history in Freemasonry past was revealed by WBro George Mann APGM. Very Worshipful Master Alan Glazier the DPGM presented Marsh with a Citation from our Provincial Grand Master and spoke of the tremendous work he has done for Cheshire Freemasonry in many degrees. He was the perfect example of a true Freemason and Gentleman, an example to every entered Apprentice joining our Order.

Representative from the Ancient and Accepted Rite were in attendance from Cheshire and North Wales supported by his three District Recorders where Marsh over a period of 20 years worked tirelessly as Inspector General. George Mann reflected on his many trips to Supreme Council at Duke Street, London when he would instigate a deluxe buffet on the train with the delegates and tuck into a selection of goodies complete with decorative chandelier, table cloths and copious amounts of a well-known gentleman’s tonic much to the surprise of fellow passengers.

At the Festive Board Members of Bridgegate Lodge presented Marsh with two cut glass Brandy Glasses in a presentation case and a special Anniversary Cake designed in the form of an Entered Apprentices Apron.

wbro-benjamin-marsh-edwards-50-years-in-freemasonryPhotograph Left to Right: WBro Simon Richardson PSGW; WBro Adrian Davies APGM; WBro Paul Massie APGM; VWBro Alan Glazier DPGM; WBro Marsh Edwards; WBro George Mann APGM; WBro David Dyson APGM; WBro Jeff Cunningham PJGW