May 19 2019
There was a special reason for celebrations at the regular meeting of Lodge Prince of Wales No.426 on Tuesday, 30th April when Bro. Edward Bledge PM was presented with his 70-year diploma.
Among the 148 brethren who attended was a large deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland headed by Substitute Grand Master, Bro. John Francis Herrick.
The RWM of Lodge Prince of Wales also welcomed a deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East headed by the PGM, Bro. Neil Fraser and a deputation from Lodge Union & Crown No. 307 who conferred a FC Degree on the night.
Bro Bledge is aged 90 years and was RWM of Lodge Prince of Wales in 1967-68 following in the footsteps of his father, Bro. William Bledge, who served as Master of the Lodge in 1943.
Also present to see their father presented with his diploma were Bro Eddie’s sons Bro William Bledge and Bro Alastair Bledge PM – who was installed by his father in 2000 making him the third generation of his family to serve as RWM of Lodge Prince of Wales.
Report by Bro. Ross Irvine IPM Secretary of 426