Worksop: Cyril celebrates 50 years as a Freemason

A Worksop man has been commemorated for achieving 50 years as a member of the Freemasons.

Wednesday, 19th February 2014, 12:00 pm
Cyril Morris receives his certificate marking 50 years as a Freemason from Assitant Provincial Grand Master Philip Marshall

On 10th February, 1964, Cyril Morris became a Freemason at Worksop Masonic Hall.

And on Monday 10th February, 2014, 89 year-old Cyril, of Crabtree Park, received a 50-year Certificate from Assistant Provincial Grand Master Philip Marshall during a special ceremony, also held at Worksop Masonic Hall.

An apprentice engineer at Chesterfield, Cyril joined the RAF in 1943, serving in India and Pakistan during the war.

After his military service concluded he returned to engineering with Harworth Glass Bulbs and he remembers travelling to America three times on the Queen Mary to assist with engineering projects in the days before trans-Atlantic flights.

Cyril left Glass Bulbs in 1980 to become a partner in Shepherds Photography Shop on Bridge Street in Worksop, staying there until his retirement in 2000.

Within Freemasonry, Cyril has served in many capacities during years of hard work.

In 2000, he was honoured with a Provincial Grand Masters Certificate of Merit recognising all these enormous efforts.

In addition, he has written three books about Freemasonry in Worksop.