I was just 11 when my family moved to Marlow. My parents took a pub in the town and apart from a few short years away, I have lived here ever since. Married to Sheila for over 40 years, we have two lovely daughters to show for it. They have both followed their mother into teaching and I am very proud of them. 

A bit of a latecomer into Freemasonry, I was initiated in 2010 and have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the craft throughout my masonic career, progressing through each of the offices en route to being installed as Master of Marlow Bridge Lodge in February 2018. As with most initiates I knew absolutely nothing about it when Jim Attwood, a Past Master of the Lodge, asked if I had ever thought about becoming a Mason but as he was a thoroughly upright and respectable member of society, I decided to take a leap of faith and join the fraternity and I think it’s no understatement to say that the fellowship and camaraderie which comes with it is second to none. Yes, there is a lot to learn if you choose to do that but it is very rewarding and above all, it’s been fun. Marlow Bridge is a great Lodge with a great tradition of excellence and I am proud to be a part of it. I am even more proud that the Brethren elected me to be their leader and I look forward to serving them as best I can during my year in office.

Bob Clements