As well as being a special evening for Bro. Paul Bowen James, the meeting of Someries Lodge No. 5202, last Saturday, had a real international feel about it.
The meeting, where Bro. Paul was raised to the Third Degree, was well attended with three visitors from the Widows Sons BEDA Chapter along with two Brothers who had travelled somewhat further
Bro Mike McSwain, the Step-Father of Someries Senior Warden, Richard Zelent, had travelled from North Carolina, USA, where he is Senior Warden of the Seaside Lodge No. 429. He is pictured in the front row, 3rd from the left, in the white apron.
The Lodge was also pleased to welcome back, W Bro. Martin Bowen, who had been initiated into Someries Lodge back in November 2004, before moving to New South Wales, Australia, where he is now Secretary of the John Williams Lodge No.148. Martin who is pictured in the front row, 3rd from the right, had also previously been a member of the Bedfordshire Stewards Lodge.
All agreed, it had been a great night, with some very interesting regalia on show!