On Tuesday 16th April 2019 at the Regular meeting of Thoresby Lodge No. 4920 a celebration of 50 years continuous service to Freemasonry was held for W Bro. Carl Rostron, PPJGW, the Second One for Thoresby Lodge.

It was Carl’s particular wish that he be presented with his Jubilee Certificate by W Bro. Jim Gray, PJGD, PPSGW, a very long standing friend during his many years in Freemasonry. Jim and Carl had a general chat on the floor of the Lodge recanting various anecdotes and amusing stories from Carl’s life and the 50 years he had been a member of the Craft.

Carl was initiated into Thoresby Lodge No. 4920 on the 3rd April 1969. He served as Master in 1984. He is also a very active member of the Leeds & District Lodge of Installed Masters No. 7918, having been in the chair twice, once in 1996 and again in 2006. He was also a joining member of Perseverance Lodge No. 3197 in order to help bolster numbers and to support the lodge.

Carl was given his first preferment in the Province in 1991 being offered Provincial Grand Steward, promoted the following year to PPDepGReg and a further preferment in 1997 saw him attaining the rank of PPJGW.

After their chat Jim presented Carl with his Jubilee Certificate making note that in just over 12 months he hoped to be at Prudence Chapter No. 2069 to see Carl receiving a Jubilee certificate for 50 years service to the Royal Arch – What an achievement!

A very happy and convivial Festive Board followed the meeting where further anecdotes were enjoyed by all coming from all corners of the dining table.