Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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For Lodge L6525 - Ashley.


Jul. 2020

13th July 2020 -One Hundred years old today!

on the 13th of July Roy Ricketts celebrates his 100th Birthday with his family. Borne on July 13th 1920, in Poole, Roy joined the Ashley Lodge and Freemasonry on Jan 29th 1954 and has been an active member ever since, regularly attending meetings right up to the current Lockdown. A fit and popular member of the Lodge Roy was Master from 1962-1963 and has held active Provincial office in Dorset on more than one occasion. Today he enjoys life as much as ever particularly being a part of the Dorset Freemasonry family.
To celebrate the occasion on Thursday 9th July, observing the current restrictions, the Worshipful Master of Ashley along with five
other members visited Roy in his garden and presented him with a gift of a bottle of Malt Whisky, cards and Battenburg cake, his favourite , on which were candles marking the nearness to his birthday. Making good use of the wonders of modern technology some of the remaining members of the Lodge joined a Zoom meeting and sang happy Birthday to him in true Masonic tradition.
We look forward to the resumption of meetings when Roy can safely resume his favourite place in the hall and enjoy the friendship of those present. In the meantime, on behalf of his Lodge and all the Freemasons of Dorset we wish him a very happy 100th Birthday .


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