Graham Dickerson

Assistant Provincial Grand Master
PSGD

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Lodges

L3050    Bishop of Barking
L3907    Old Friendship
L4117    St George's
L4161    Monkhams
L4263    Epping Forest
L4456    Janus
L4700    Luxborough
L4860    Leyton St John's
L4904    Royal Burnham
L5388    Valence
L5424    Orsett
L5473    Leyton Grange Park
L5511    St Laurence
L5753    Lodge of Amity
L6096    Old Libertian
L6280    Connaught Water
L6914    Minster
L6994    Thames Mouth
L7143    Essex Quadrant
L7424    Templewood
L7529    Courtenay
L7693    Old Esthameians
L7760    Forester
L7787    Grey Towers
L7922    Eastwoodbury
L8005    Southchurch Hall
L8456    Lucas & Lisle
L8607    Tabula Rotunda
L8700    Claudius
L8753    Fiducial
L8780    Alexandra Maritime
L8939    Clactonian
L8973    Elsenham

About Graham

Graham was born 27th May 1953 at the family home in Southgate, North London. Three years later his family moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire, one of the new towns, where his father was guaranteed employment and a new council house. He grew up there with his older brother and sister and left school just before his 16th birthday to work at a contract drafting company in Borehamwood where he trained as a draftsman for three years. Seeking more secure employment he moved to the Lee Valley Water Company as an Engineering Assistant converting water pumping stations from diesel to electric power.  Having a better understanding of civil engineering he switched his Electrical day release and evening class courses to Civil Engineering and afterwards joined East Herts Council in 1974 designing and supervising highway improvement schemes and inspecting new housing developments.  During this time he married his first wife in 1973 and later had two lovely daughters, Claire and Paula.

After 8 years in Local Government he was approached by McLean Homes North London Ltd, a fledgling housing division company of the Tarmac Group, to be responsible for all civil engineering design and implementation and liaison with utility companies and local authority planning officers. As the company grew to building 750 new homes per year so did his responsibilities and he was rewarded with a promotion to Development Director and he moved his family to Roydon, Essex. Within a few years he was offered the Managing Directors position with Tarmac Homes Essex Ltd based in Witham, with the task of growing the company and increasing production by 100 new units per year. He lived for a while in Colchester before moving back to Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire in 1990 where he still lives today with his second wife Cath and two sons Jack and Tom.

After life in the fast lane he became a local property developer building one off homes around the area and enjoyed a semi-retired life.  There were a few breaks when he was asked to firstly to manage Wilcon Homes (Home Counties) Ltd, and later to be the Head of Road Network Management for the London Borough of Newham during the 2012 London Olympics. In his spare time he studied Spanish and became a qualified Squash Coach which he eventually gave up to preserve his knees for his main passion of snow skiing. Having always loved Spain he has recently purchased a second home on the Costa Blanca north of Alicante where by coincidence there is a local Masonic Lodge which he visits as often as possible.

He was initiated into Stansted Mountfitchet Lodge 6230 in December 1998 and became Worshipful Master in 2007 receiving his first appointment as a Provincial Grand Steward in 2009.  Promotion to Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies was next followed by three years as a Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies. This also included the position of Director of Ceremonies of North Essex Masters Lodge 9831.

He obtained the Grand Rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies from The United Grand Lodge of England in April 2018 and was appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master in March 2019 which brought with it a promotion in Grand Lodge to Past Senior Grand Deacon.

Graham Dickerson