I visited Vale of Culm Lodge No 4781 on Monday the 1st October 2018 to present our Provincial Grand Masters certificate of fifty years service to freemasonry in this the Province Of Devonshire to W.Bro Keith Banwell PPrGSuptWks ( A Lewis his father Bert Banwell had been initiated into West Middlesex Lodge No 1612 London ) the lodge was well attended for the presentation.
I was able to speak about Keith's family business and masonic life and how masonry has changed over the last fifty years and must continue to change in order to attract new and younger members. In presenting the certificate I brought the best wishes and congratulations of the Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro Ian Kingsbury.
Brother Keith thanked me for the way I had researched and presented the certificate and he also thanked the brethren who had supported him over many years, the brethren responded in the usual way. The lodge then carried out a third degree ceremony for brother J Anning in a ceremony enjoyed by all.
A ballot was taken for a new candidate which proved in his favour leaving the lodge in good heart for the future, all then retired for an excellent festive board ending yet again another happy masonic evening.
Derek G Webber PSGD Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master