​They say that if you want something doing you should ask a busy man and there aren’t many busier men than our Provincial Grand Master RW. Bro. Archie Torrance. He is very much not one to rest on his laurels and in keeping that old adage, he has very happily been installed as 1st Principal of West Kent’s Oakwood Chapter No. 8299 which meets in Bromley.

Pictured (front row, left to right): Graham Higgs, Past Deputy Grand Superintendent; Brian Saunders, Deputy Grand Superintendent; Mick Stillwell, 2nd Provincial Grand Principal; Mark Estaugh, M.E. Grand Superintendent; Alan Cope, 3rd Provincial Grand Principal; Graham Raven, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals.

The convocation was well supported, especially by the Grand Superintendent, ME. Comp. Mark Estaugh, and his team plus the Past Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Ayrshire (Scotland), ME. Comp. Gordon Booth, whose family has long-standing family connections with the Torrance’s.

Commenting afterwards, RW. Bro. Archie said that, “It truly was a special occasion, but tinged with sadness as my friend and proposer, E. Comp. Alan Ward, passed away on the preceding Tuesday following a relatively short illness.”