Fifty years on from the Consecration of Delphis Lodge on 14th October 1961, the Worshipful Master Tony Weal welcomed as Founder Members Right Worshipful Brother Shotton Blench and Worshipful Brother Alwyn Williams to the Golden Anniversary Meeting held at Kyrle Street, Hereford.
As Founder Junior Warden and Master of the Lodge in 1963, Shotton Blench recollected with pride and pleasure his involvement during the early days of Delphis Lodge following his move to Hereford as a Metallurgist for Henry Wiggin. The Lodge Warrant, issued in March 1961, lists the names of 21 founder members, six of whom had moved to Hereford with Henry Wiggin & Co. Ltd.
Presiding at the Consecration in 1961 was Right Worshipful Brother Right Reverend Bishop E. W. Sara, Provincial Grand Master, the first Bishop of Ludlow. Appropriately, Very Worshipful Brother The Reverend David Bowen, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, presided at the Anniversary Lodge Meeting.
Worshipful Brother Paul Young presented members with a “Golden Jubilee” history of Delphis Lodge 1961 – 2011.
The presence of Worshipful Brother John Galt, Past Master of Lodge St John Kilwinning , Kirkentilloch, reminded the brethren of Delphis Lodge of their strong links with this Scottish Lodge.