royal visit 01Our Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury was recently invited to attend the opening of a new medical research centre at Derriford Hospital. He was one of only fifty people who were invited when it was opened by The Princess Royal and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon.

The Freemasons of Devonshire had given a grant of £5,000 towards the funding of the new research centre which is the most advanced in the country and will specialise in finding cures for diseases which are currently deemed incurable.

The event was filmed for BBC Spotlight by our own Bro. Alec Collier but sadly any footage of our PGM has ended up on the cutting room floor as only Princess Ann seemed to be of interest to the programme editor.

Clive Eden