On 14 December 2019 the 60th anniversary installation meeting of Old Bloxhamist Lodge No. 7725 was held at the Masonic Hall in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
The evening was especially interesting due to an unusual agenda of Lodge business.
A visit from James Hilditch, Provincial Grand Master for Oxfordshire, honoured the Lodge, who on this occasion was accompanied by Alan Baverstock, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Peter Smith, Provincial Senior Grand Warden, and Bernd Wegerhoff, Provincial Grand Secretary.
The first part of the ceremony was a rather special installation of James Smith, son of a long servicing member of the Lodge David Smith. David took a very active role in the proceedings, partaking in the inbound procession of the provincial officers and delivering the first degree working tools in a most commanding fashion.
The second part of the evening saw Christopher Gasson reinstalled as the Worshipful Master for a second successive year.
During the second risings, David Smith was once more called to his feet, this time to be presented with a 60 year masonic certificate from the Provincial Grand Master, who also rewarded David during the presentation by promoting him to the rank of Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden.
After the formal business had been concluded, the attenders retired to partake in a most enjoyable and friendly pre-Christmas festive board.