Provincial Grand Charity Steward
Born in Portishead and attended Bristol Cathedral School. A career in Sales and Marketing with Bristol United Press, Texaco, Alexandra and The Guild of Professional Estate Agents involved significant travel across the British Isles, Ireland and Holland. A warm welcome always received when visiting far away lodges and chapters. Now retired and living in Portishead with wife Wilma and son Jack.
Used to enjoy playing rugby, cricket and squash. Ran the London Marathon in 1982 and has the medal and photographs to prove it – time taken forgotten, but believed to be reasonable!
2014 saw Martin and three other brethren from Estune Lodge sail a Bavarian 38 from Bristol to the Algarve. Seemed a good idea at the time until the Bay of Biscay produced one of it’s big storms. It sorted the men from the boys and Martin admits to being one of the boys! Now enjoys watching the ships from the safety of his home in Redcliffe Bay, an occasional game of golf and daily walks with the dog, a boxer called Bella.
Initiated into Estune Lodge No 6817 in 1983 becoming WM in 1994. Appointed PPrGReg in 2000, PPrJGW in 2008 and Provincial Grand Mentor in 2016. A founder of Sir Isaac Newton Lodge No 9801 and a member of Somerset Masters Lodge No 3746.
Exalted in Eldon Chapter No 1755 in 1986 and was MEZ in 2006 and 2012. A founder of Tyntesfield Chapter No 4494 and MEZ in 2002 and 2012. Also a joining member of Somerset First Principals No 3746, and Calderley Chapter of Union No 906. An Honorary member of Quantock Chapter No 4446, having been part of the Provincial Consecrating Team in 2012.
Appointed as Provincial Grand Steward in Provincial Grand Chapter in 2005, Provincial Grand Charity Steward in 2011 and PAGDC in Supreme Grand Chapter in 2015.