An almost maximum attendance of Brethren occupied the Temple at Ashfield House Masonic Hall, Burton-on-Trent to witness a presentation to Ernest Tryner marking 60 years in the Craft. Carnarvon Lodge No.1739 was opened in due form by its Worshipful Master W Bro James Christian Morrison and his officers, under the supervision of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master VW Bro Brian Evangelista.
A number of Grand Lodge Officers were also present – to name but a few, W Bro’ Tom Briggs, W Bro Martyn Bailey, W Bro Charles Cunnington, W Bro Alan Beckerton. VW Bro Evangelista was also supported by a good number of acting Provincial Officers.
The scene having being set, the ‘only labour of the evening’ was to hear of the good works performed by W Bro Ernest William Tryner PJGD. VW Bro Evangelista covered Ernest’s formative years, his education at Grammar School, his Loughborough University Years, his exemplary Army Service, his arrival at Gresley, South Derbyshire to take up his teaching post and his wonderful marriage to his supportive darling wife Audrey. Ernest’s son WBro Peter Tryner was also present. Ernest Tryner is a truly a remarkable man and the audience were fascinated to hear about his life and particularly his career in Freemasonry. The citation of the Certificate endorsed by the RW Bro Arthur Steven Varley (PGM), was read out by the Provincial Grand Secretary, W Bro Martyn Bailey and was duly presented.
The evenings photographs (taken by WBro George Frost), display a relaxed friendly Festive Board. A Birthday Cake was presented to W Bro Ernest against the song of “For he’s a jolly good fellow and three cheers of – hip hip hooray). The bar Staff headed by Charles Everett also supported this wonderful event. All parties departed in peace love and harmony. Long may Ernest and Audrey Tryner reign!