W Bro. John Watson aka Jack - 50 Years in Freemasonry
John Watson was initiated in the Lodge of Felicity 6001 on 29th May 1970 at the Connaught Rooms, Bradford when the Lodge hosted a meeting of the constituent Lodges of the Bradford district and over 100 brethren attended led by the Provincial Grand Master,RW Bro Ellison, an occasion to remember.
John was passed in December 1970, raised in May 1971 and fulfilled many offices, becoming Master in 1982-83. He received Provincial Honours in 1991 as PPDepG.Sec, in 1997 as PPGReg. and promoted to PPJGW in 2002.
From the mid 90s he served as Secretary of the Bradford Installed Masters Association for many years promoting their activities.
Following his retirement from the Bradford Wool Trade in 1996 he joined the Baildon Retired Men's Forum, of which he has been speaker finder for over 20 years.
He and his wife Barbara celebrated their Diamond Anniversary last year and they have two daughters, five grandchildren and one great grand-daughter
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