On Wednesday 12th June the APGM W. Bro. Martin Slocombe, accompanied by W. Bro. David Maddern the Provincial Charity Steward, attended the meeting of St Bernard’s Lodge to present the Brethren with their 4th Ashlar Award for the Somerset 2020Festival Appeal. However whilst on their way they reviewed the figures and established that the Lodge had transferred sufficient money to entitle them to the award of a 5th Ashlar.
This information was kept from the Lodge until after W. Bro. John Hicks, the Lodge Charity Steward, had no sooner received the 4th Ashlar from Martin when Martin produced another Ashlar from the pocket of his apron and duly made a second presentation! This tact