Lodge No. 5137
Meeting at Freemasons' Hall, Crane Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Meets at 6.00pm on the first Wednesday in every month (except January, June, July, August and September)
Installation at October meeting when the Lodge Tyles at 5.30pm
Charles Byatt 50 years a Freemason
On behalf of Philip Bullock Provincial Grand Master members of Sarum Lodge No.5137 presented a PrGM's 50 year Service Certificate to Bro Charles Byatt the longest serving member of the Lodge.
Charles who is now aged 94 is a retired Engineer who, in his career, worked at Portsmouth Dockyard, Boscombe Down, and Porton Down.
Over a glass of bubbly and a slice of cake Charles had some fascinating tales to tell.
From left to right are W.Bro Norman Barter, Bro Charles Byatt, W.Bro John Clough, W.Bro John Hardcastle. Charles’ son Colin and his wife Karen were also present
Christmas made very special
At the December meeting our Master Jeff Towers arranged a special Christmas auction which raised in excess of £600 on the night enabling the Brethren to buy Christmas presents for children at the John McNeil centre in Salisbury.
The Master together with Bro Duncan (Santa Claus) Scott of Radnor Lodge No. 4451 visited the centre to give the gifts to the children and on Christmas day they visited Salisbury Hospital children's ward with a gift for every child in hospital on Christmas Day.