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The presentation was due to made at Ceres Lodge Installation meeting October 2023, by the Asst Prov Grand Master, W. Bro Tim Almond, unfortunately W. Bro David was unavailable.

Taking place on Wednesday 13th March 24 at the 503rd meeting of Ceres Lodge 6977, W Bro Stephen Hardy, started by saying “I am honoured and it is my pleasure to make this presentation on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master R. Worshipful Bro Mark Constant”

24 03 20 David Watson

 W. Bro David Watson PPJGW, being Initiated into Ceres Lodge on 12th December 1973 and raised on the 17th November 1975.
W. Bro David was appointed steward of the lodge in 1980 and gradually progressed to the chair of WM in October 1988.

Taking offices of Assistant Secretary, Secretary and SW, & again took the WM chair in 2016
He then again became Asst Secretary, then back to where it all started as steward, & finally, into masonic retirement.

W. Bro David is also a member of Hamtune, becoming its W. Master in Sept 2013 and a double term 2021 to 2023 and is currently their IPM.
W. Bro David has held several Prov Grand ranks and currently PPJGW

W. Bro David also had a busy HRA career. With Eleanor Cross and Whytewell chapters, reaching the 1st Principles chair of Whytewell in 2001.

Currently a member of Northants & Hunts Chapter of First principles. He was appointed Past Prov Grand Registrar in 2016

W. Bro David for many years worked on the family farm, but is now becoming a rare breed himself, as being one of the few true farmers left in the Lodge.

Ceres Lodge was built around the Farming fraternity at its consecration in March 1950, and out of 74 years of Lodge history, W. Bro David has been a big part of for 50 of those years.
Brethren 50 years as a member of anything is a tremendous achievement,

Congratulations David


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