W.Bro. Jack of Richard Watts’ Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges was recently appointed as one of two new Area Chairmen.

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Here are our customary 5 things that you might not know about him.

  1. He has been happily married to Judy for 51 years, with 2 sons, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
  2. He was born and lived in St. Paul’s Cray, where he attended Cray Valley Technical High School until sixteen. Moving to the Medway Towns when he married Judy.
  3. In 1965 he began a 5 year welding apprenticeship with J & E Hall, Dartford. In the apprentice school the next bench was occupied by a certain David Barden. On reuniting through masonry they remain good friends. It truly is a small world at times.
  4. In his own words, Jack is “not gifted in the sports department”. He plays golf “badly”, but his passion is as an advanced open water diver. He also ran a boys football team for 8 successful years, before qualifying as a referee.
  5. He retired at the end of 2010, but started part time work a week later as a pallbearer/driver for local Funeral Directors, when not enjoying holidays travelling as much of the world as possible.