Bro. William Torrens MM, Lodge Criagends No.1042

The regular meeting of Lodge Craigends No 1042 on Thursday 15th September marked an extremely rare occasion.

Bro. William Torrens was presented with a Platinum Jubilee Diploma on completion of an incredible SEVENTY years membership of Lodge Craigends.  Bro. Bill was presented with the diploma by Bro. George McNelly RWM and Bro Gordon Fraser PM – the Lodge’s senior Past Master.

Bro. William Torrens with RWM Bro. George McNelly
Bro. William Torrens with RWM Bro. George McNelly

Bro. Bill was initiated as a Lewis in 1946, on being de-mobbed from the Royal Navy.  He has been an active member of Lodge Craigends and even now remains in office – as Bible Bearer.  Amazingly, Bill only recently gave up regular cycling.

In addition to the jubilee diploma, Bro Bill was also presented with a framed copy of his original entry in the Lodge’s petition book.