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Orangemen receive 50-year Jewels presented at Ballyrashane LOL431

At their June meeting, Ballyrashane LOL 431 had the pleasure of honouring 50 year service to the Lodge and Institution to three of their senior members.  

The presentations were carried out by Wor. Bro. James Evans, Deputy County Grand Master of Co. Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge and Wor. Bro. Willie Bradley, Worshipful Master of Blaugh Sons of Ulster LOL 256. 

Speaking about all three Brethren, the Deputy County Grand Master spoke highly of all three, knowing they served their Lodge with Honour and distinction and that they had served in every office within the Lodge. They have proved themselves true and faithful Orange men and the County was extremely proud of them and hoped they would be long spared to wear their jewels with pride. 

Wor. Bro. Willie Bradley, Worshipful Master of Blaugh LOL 256, brought fraternal greetings from LOL 256, he also thanked the members of LOL 431 for allowing him to present these service jewels to these friends and brethren and remarked at the three Brethren’s achievements over the years and knew that they were held in high esteem within the Lodge, District and County. 

The Worshipful Master on behalf of all the members of LOL 431, thanked the men for their years of service and continued support, and hoped it would continue for years to come. 

Wor. Bro. David Keers, Worshipful Master, Ballyrashane LOL 431, presents Bro. Mervyn Tosh, Deputy Master with his 50 year service jewel. 
Bro. Ronnie McCurdy, Chaplin, pictured with his father Wor. Bro. Henry McCurdy, Treasurer and P.M. after he received his 50 year jewel.
Three Brethren of Ballyrashane LOL 431 who received 50 year service jewels pictured with Wor. Bro. James Evans D.C.G.M of Co. Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge, Wor. Bro. David Keers Worshipful Master, LOL 431 and Bro. Stephen Quinn, Foreman of Committee are Bro. Norman Rainey, bro. Mervyn Tosh, and Bro. Henry McCurdy.
Wor. Bro. David Keers, Worshipful Master, pictured with Wor. Bro. Norman Rainey, Secretary & P.M., after he received his 50 year service jewel. 
Wor. Bro. David Keers, Worshipful Master, pictured with Wor. Bro. Henry McCurdy, Treasurer & P.M. after he received his 50 year service jewel. 
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Maurice Bradley