West Kent Freemasons joined local Civic Parades and Remembrance Day Memorial Ceremonies across six Boroughs on Sunday 10 November.
West Kent Freemasons paraded in their regalia and laid wreaths on behalf of their Province in: Bexley; Bromley; Dartford; Royal Tunbridge Wells; Sevenoaks; and Tonbridge & Malling.
In Bexley, the parade left from the United Services Club in Sidcup, and passed along High Street, halted for a service as St John’s Church, and concluding with a wreath laying ceremony at Sidcup Place.
Leading the Parade for the West Kent Freemasons was the Provincial Grand Master, Mark Estaugh – accompanied by young George Croft; and his father, Provincial Grand Steward, James Croft.
George, who is visually impaired, was particularly keen to join the Remembrance Day Parade again, though his home town of Sidcup – and clearly enjoined his day amongst family and friends. Chatting afterwards in the United Services Club, George said:
“ I’m really excited to be in the parade again on this special Sunday, with my Dad, and my usual marching partner, Mark. We’ll all be back next year too! ”
Commenting on the Remembrance Day Parade in Sidcup on Sunday, the Provincial Grand Master of West Kent, Mark Estaugh, said:
“ We were all immensely proud to join such an established, and well organised, Remembrance Day Parade in Sidcup – and pay our respects along with the rest of our community. We want to build stronger and more visible links with our local areas – and be open and transparent about our organisation and all its work. ”