W Bro. Stan Brooker Receives His 60 Year Award at Beaconsfield Lodge 2849 16th May 2018

The award was presented by APGM Tony Robinson at Slough Masonic Temple during the Installation of W. Bro David Harfield.

Beaconsfield Lodge 2849 is proud to celebrate the 60 years of dedicated service to the Lodge and Freemasonry as a whole, by W. Bro. Stan Brooker PPSGW. 

Stan was born and raised in Shepherds Bush, West London on the 5thof May 1925. 

He joined the army aged 18 years and one day on the 6thMay 1943. Whilst on active service in Normandy he was seriously wounded in the left arm. Stan was repatriated to the UK and subsequently discharged from the army, as medically unfit for active service, in January 1945.

  1. Bro. Stan received a medal from the French Government in recognition of his service in the liberation of France. He was made a “Chevalier” in the “Order National de la Legion d’ Honour”.

After the war, Stan married Joan and they lived happily for 71 years, sadly Joan recently passed away after a long illness. Stan and Joan had a son and daughter who in turn gave them grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom he is justly proud. In the 1960’s Stan and Joan moved from Shepherds Bush to live in Hayes Middlesex and again moved in 1989 to Andover where he still resides. He was a toolmaker by trade and in particular worked for Johnson Matthey making specialist tools for their famous Jewellery business in Hatton Garden.

Stan Joined Freemasonry by becoming a member of the Beaconsfield Lodge on the 23rdApril 1958, Twelve years later he attained the Mastership of the Lodge in 1970. Later he served as the Lodge secretary for 13 years through the late eighties and early nineties where he proved to be a superb administrator, very knowledgeable on the rules and regulations of the order, the ceremonies and etiquette required within the Lodge. He was a regular attendee of the Quarterly communications of Grand Lodge, as remarked by the former Provincial Grand Master, Rt. worshipful Bro. Ray Reed when presenting Stan with his 50thcertificate.

For the Lodge centenary in 2001, Stan put together the history of the Lodge, which he fully researched. He then organised the centenary meeting held at Sindlesham which was presided over by the then Provincial Grand Master,  Lord Burnham.

Stan has been a member of three craft Lodges one in Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Hampshire. Along with achieving senior rank in Royal Arch Chapter, Mark, Rose Croix, Great Cross of Constantine, Knights Templar, Knights Templar Priests.

For 60 years W.Bro. Stan Brooker PPSGW, supported by Joan, has devoted a great deal of his time and efforts in supporting the many and varied aspects of Freemasonry. At 93 years of age, his support continues. We owe him our thanks.

Bro John Boughton PPGreg, Chaplain

Photo shows Left to Right APGM Tony Robinson, W.Bro. Stan Brooker PPSGW and W. Bro David Harfield