W.Bro Nigel Riley PGJD: 50 years in the Mark Degree

riley 50 yearsW.Bro Nigel Riley PGJD is presented with his certificate marking 50 years in the Mark degree by VWBro Ray Clarke, Deputy PGM.

Last Friday, (13th March 2015), marked the occasion of W Bro Nigel Riley having served fifty years as a Mark Mason, originally Advanced into Northwic Lodge on 12th March 1965, when the lodge met at St. Giles, Norwich, now having moved to Aylsham last year. The Lodge still meets on the same night and it was fifty years to the day that he joined.

It gave me great pleasure to present W Bro Nigel with his fifty year Certificate, he responded by saying how he was very honoured and pleased to receive his Certificate personally from the Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

W Bro Nigel, who is 90 years of age, still attends the meetings and if unable to get a lift still drives his own car to get there. He was for many years the DC of the Lodge and currently holds the Office of Senior Deacon. He was the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies from 1981 to 1987.

The evening was very well supported by members and friends who wished to see Nigel get his fifty year certificate, it was most enjoyable evening.

Ray Clarke, PGJO
Deputy Provincial Grand Master