Cyril Staley of Burbach Lodge No.8699 in Hinckley, celebrated his 100th birthday on the 4th January this year. All the Lodge members have been congratulating Cyril on reaching this wonderful milestone and becoming the first Burbach member to do so.
Cyril was initiated into the Lodge at the "young" age of 91. His son Martin, a Past Master and currently Director of Ceremonies, took the chair to welcome Cyril into Freemasonry throughout a warm and moving evening nearly nine years ago.
The birthday photograph, taken outside the house which Cyril built in the 1960s, shows Martin presenting to his father, on behalf of the Lodge Members, a card and cheque as a present to mark the occasion. As with most other milestones in the current circumstances, celebrations to mark this wonderful day have had to be put on hold, but no doubt his family and friends will all raise a glass to Cyril.
Happy birthday Cyril!