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Aldershot Town and Leeds United footballer celebrates
40 years as a Freemason

At our December meeting we honoured Arthur Tyrer with a 40 years a Freemason certificate.

Arthur, now 89 years of age, a plumber by trade until becoming a professional footballer. He was one of the top professionals of his era playing first for Leeds United and then over 200 times for Aldershot Town. To those who follow football he is a genuine Aldershot Town legend.

At one time he was the highest paid footballer in the country.....

The Newest Member of Border Lodge No.2475

On Tuesday 12th November we welcomed Mr Ben Shrubshall (centre) into our ranks, seen here being congratulated by Campbell, our Worshipful Master, and watched by Stephen, the Past Master who conducted the ceremony.

Ben, 24, is a manager at Lidl in Farnham and as you can see a supporter of Movember.

Thanks to all members of Border Lodge, especially Mike our Junior Deacon who did a great job on the night, for making Ben's Ceremony of Initiation such a special event.

Meet our newest recipient of Provincial Honours

The phrase 'couldn't have happened to a nicer guy' has never been more apt than when applied to Border lodge's very own Almoner and Charity steward - Kevin Smith

Kevin has recently been honoured with the position of Provincial Grand Steward ProvGStwd for Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Every member of border congratulates him on that appointment and we are sure he will do himself and the lodge proud.

Kevin is a true Scotsman, born in Dundee and a connoisseur of Whiskey. He entered into Freemasonry in 1972, his mother lodge being Hilton St Andrew 1220 for whom Kevin's grandfather was a founder member in 1920. After moving southwards Kevin became a joining, and very active, member of Border Lodge no. 2475 having twice been in the masters chair.

Check out the Gallery or click on the picture of Kevin, for some pictures of Kevin and his Scottish freemason friends when they visited Border Lodge for his installation.

Since taking early retirement Kevin and his wife, Ella, have been ticking off holiday destinations from their bucket list and spending time in Australia with their daughter.

All change.......Installation of the new Master

The new and the old, that is the new Master, Campbell (left), with the Immediate Past Master handing over the direction of the Lodge at our recent Installation meeting. 

The members of Border Lodge wish Campbell all the best for his forthcoming year as Worshipful Master.

Campbell, a proud Scotsman, is a very successful local businessman, connoisseur of Whiskey and fine wines and keen golfer.

Grand/Provincial Honours

Congratulations to Rod White who's tireless committment to freemasonry and in particular Border Lodge has been recognised with his appointment as Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden (PPJGW)


Well done Roderick...all at Border are proud of you and know you will execute the position with great aplomb. 

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