Twin sons Initiated into Kynaston Lodge

Brethren attending Kynaston Lodge No.5810 regular meeting of the 6th December probably witnessed a rather unique event.  The twin sons of Past Master, W.Bro. Lee Wilson were both initiated by their father into Freemasonry in what was a quite a moving and memorable ceremony.

The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Ted Ridgway Watt, vacated the Chair of King Solomon to W.Bro. Lee Wilson for him to Initiate his sons, William Lee Wilson and James Patrick Wilson. The ceremony was carried out by Bro Lee and the Lodge Officers with precision and feeling and concluded with the Ancient Charge being presented by their uncle, W.Bro. Andrew Fordham.  Bro. Andrew presented them each with a scrolled and personalised copy of the Charge together with a copy of the 1st Degree Ritual book before introducing them to their Personal Mentor.

W.Bro. Lee Has been a working operative stone-mason since 1982 and has worked on many fine buildings across the country.  In his toast to his sons at the Festive Board he said “I am immensely proud to have Initiated my twin sons into Freemasonry.  Both William and James’ achievements have exceeded my dreams for them and bringing them into Kynaston Lodge will further strengthen their bond together and also with their new brethren in masonry”

26 years ago both boys had spent 8 weeks in intensive care after being born. After schooling at Comberton Village College and Hills Road Sixth Form College, William attended Reading University to read History and Archaeology and gained a Masters degree in Archaeology. He now works at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the very place that inspired his passion for both subjects.  James’ path lead him to the University of Nottingham after a short spell working for his father and there gained a degree in Agriculture and Livestock Production Science.  Now back at Nottingham and working toward a PhD in Management of the lameness in cattle he has a passion for shooting and is a member of the University team.

Left to right: W.Bro. Lee Wilson, Bro. William Wilson, Worshipful Master, W.Bro Ted Ridgway Watt, Bro. James Wilson and W.Bro. Andrew Fordham