Kynaston Lodge Celebrates 80th Birthday

At the Installation Meeting on the 24th October, Kynaston Lodge celebrated 80 years of continuous masonic working with eighty-one members and guests in attendance including an official visit of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V.W.Bro. Pat Kilby.

The meeting witnessed the Installing Master, W.Bro. Ted Ridgway Watt install Bro. John Michael Creek as his successor into the Chair of King Solomon in an exemplary manner.

Following the 2019 Master investing his Officers and completing the remainder of the Lodge Agenda, the Lodge was closed and a total of 21 of the 25 subscribing Past Masters remained in the Lodge Room to have a celebratory photograph taken with the new Worshipful Master by W.Bro. Tim Smith of Gild of St.Mary Lodge.  Unfortunately due to health issues the senior Past Master of the Lodge, W.Bro. Roy Abraham, PJGD, who was WM in 1969, was unable to be present. Kynaston Lodge continues to maintain a tradition, started shortly after the Consecration meeting of the 26th October 1939, of having a record photograph of every Lodge Master.  The Lodge currently has 3 albums of photographs which have been digitally scanned and made available for all members to view on the Kynaston Lodge website.  During the Festive Board a computer displayed a slideshow of all those photographs.

Past Masters of Kynaston Lodge.
Left to right front row:
W.Bro. AFJ Compton (1997), W.Bro.BD Fenton (1992). W.Bro. WM Parker (1986), W.Bro. DA Osborne (1978), W.Bro. JM Creek (2019), W.Bro. TI Peak (1984), W.Bro. BP Stops (1989), W.Bro.BJ Elliott (1996)
Left to right middle row:
W.Bro. DW Parker (2007), W.Bro. JHL Burt (2005), W.Bro. PA Langran (2003), W.Bro. PJ Henry (1999), W.Bro. TA Smith (2002), W.Bro. RM Wordsworth (2006), W.Bro. JR Bailey (2008), W.Bro. MP Crutchley (1998),
Left to right back row:
W.Bro. E Ridgway Watt (2018), W.Bro. BM Williams (2012), W.Bro. AC Fordham (2009, 2015), W.Bro. PJ Brindle (2010), W.Bro. LT Wilson (2016), W.Bro. SC Rawlinson (2017)