Back row: David J. Green, Alan Eadie MA, Keith F. Lilly, Peter J. Wise, Frank Holding, Archibald I. Torrance.
Front row: Roland J. Wade, H. Keith Emmerson, Roger H.H. Croucher, Peter D. Williams, John A. Edmondson
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Whilst recently reading through A Continuation of a Brief History of the Mark Province of Kent by RW Bro Roland Wade, it became apparent that we are very fortunate to enjoy the active involvement of all ten Assistant Provincial Grand Masters who have held office in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Kent over the last 23 years. The office of APGM having been introduced to our Province in 1969, there have only been 14 APGMs in total; and to have ten still making important contributions is wonderful. They are as follows, with their year of appointment as an APGM in brackets:

RW Bro. John A. Edmondson, PGJW (1988)
RW Bro. Roland J. Wade, Past PGM (1989)
VW Bro. Keith F. Lilly, PGJO (1994)
RW Bro. Roger H.H. Croucher, Provincial Grand Master (1999)
VW Bro. Peter D. Williams, PGJO Deputy PGM (2003)
VW Bro. Peter J. Wise, PGJO (2003)
VW Bro. Alan Eadie, MA PGJO (2005)
VW Bro. Frank Holding, PGJO (2008)
VW Bro. David J. Green, PGJO (2008)
W Bro. Archibald I. Torrance, PGStwd (2010)

This discovery prompted us to secure a group photograph as soon as the opportunity presented itself. That opportunity arose at our Provincial Annual Meeting and Investiture at The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent, on Saturday 24th September 2011. We were also extremely fortunate that the newly Invested and Installed Assistant Grand Master, RW Bro. Keith Emmerson, (Past Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire and an Honorary Member of our own Richard Watts Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1461) had decided to attend our Annual Meeting as his first official outing. He readily agreed to take part in our photographic session and we are very grateful to him for doing so.

Our webmaster, W Bro. Bob Tuthill, kindly agreed to take the photograph and W Bro. David Jordan acted as the DC; he also tried very hard to get everyone to smile!

It is hoped that this group photograph will be considered an important addition to our Provincial historical archives and an interesting addition to our website.

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