W Bro Ken Winfield who this year celebrated his 100th birthday in June was Installed at a specially convened meeting.
Born in 1920, just after the last great pandemic, W Bro. Ken Winfield was Initiated into the Wainuiomata Lodge No. 379 in Wellington, New Zealand in 1956 where he worked for the Ford Motor Company. He continued his Masonry when he moved back to England in 1959 and joined Mark Masonry in 1985, and so it has taken him 35 years to rise to the Masters Chair. “Well, it’s about time I did it” he said!
During the meeting letters of congratulations were read including one from the Grand Master of the Degree, HRH Prince Michael of Kent.
Due to the current situation, the ceremony was slightly modified to comply with Government and Grand Lodge instructions and thanks must go to the Topsham Hall Committee for making the hall Covid safe and available for use and thanks to W Bro Dennis Challis Provincial Almoner and Installing Master. Thanks also to W Bro Martin Heskins and W Bro Gerald Smith for all their work and to Bro Trevor Deadfield who acted as Tyler.
Words and picture courtesy of W.Bro. Martin Heskins.
In the Picture: From L to R Bro. Trevor Deadfield (Tyler). W.Bro. Gerald Smith. R.W.Bro. Peter Balsom. Centre W.Bro. Ken Winfileld WM Athelstan Mark Lodge No.958. W.Bro. Dennis Challis. W.Bro. Martin Heskins.