No 2995

300 Miles Visit by Lodge Almoner

On 24th November 2015, the Lodge Almoner, W Bro. John Chan PSGD, Past AProvGM paid a visit to an honorary member, W Bro. Harry Nattrass PProvJGD. Harry was the Master of St. Gabriel Lodge in 1981 and he received his Provincial honours of PProvJGD in 1991.

W Bro. Nattrass moved from Stanley in County Durham to Wokingham in Berkshire about 6 years ago because he wished to be near to one of two sons. He bought an old people’s villa in Wokingham and is now living there with his wife.

Harry was overjoyed with the surprised visit. W Bro. John brought him an early Christmas present with a card on behalf of St. Gabriel Lodge and conveyed greetings and every good wish from the Worshipful Master, Past Masters, Officers and Brethren of the Lodge.

Harry is now 89 years old and recently his wife had her 83 birthday. A few months ago, they also celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary which they received a telegram from her Majesty, the Queen.

Finally and in return, Harry sent his fraternal greetings and best wishes to the Brethren of St. Gabriel Lodge.


W Bro. John with W Bro. Harry