A wonderful day for a stroll along the Thames Path

by Brian Page

On Saturday 4th September a team of 15 brethren and friends took part in the Berkshire leg of the University Scheme 2021 Challenge where university Lodges from around the country are walking individual sections of a countrywide route totalling 2021 miles, in aid of the Duke of Edinburgh Memorial Fund through The David Kenneth Williamson Lodge No 9938. 

The Province of Berkshire section was the 88th leg of the challenging route which took the team from the Masonic Centre in Marlow finishing at Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham. The team of 15 walkers from Grey Friars Lodge No. 1101, which is the representative lodge of the University scheme for Berkshire, were supported on the walk by members of  Reading Lodge of Union No. 414, Berkshire Light Blues Club, Provincial Membership Team and the Provincial Lodge Support Team. Who along with a number of family friends walked a total of 14.03 Miles in 5 hours. 

Refreshment time!

On reaching the Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham the David Kenneth Williamson Challenge Cup was presented to the Provincial Grand Master for Berkshire RW Bro Anthony Howlett-Bolton OBE by W Bro Allan Dishington, from Grey Friars Lodge who also did the whole 14.03-mile journey “Kilt and all”

A final word from W Bro Owen Doe

“A massive thank you to all who took part particularly James and Claire Gilding-Brant for helping me organise the route. 

A truly great day was had by all”.

W Bro Owen Doe, ProvSGD

Provincial Lodge Support Officer

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