Chris Davis was initiated into the Magnus Lodge No 3441, Newark on the 8th April 1969 aged 27 years which was quite young at the time. He followed both his father and uncle W.H.C. and D.W. Davis, who were Masters of the Lodge in 1955 and 1956 respectively.
Chris proved to be a good ritualist and became Worshipful Master in 1977 and is now the oldest surviving Past Master of the Lodge and is followed in the list by W.Bros. Ingall and Purslow who were there to support him on the day.
According to Grand Lodge records he achieved Provincial Rank in 1983 as Acting Provincial Asst. Grand Standard Bearer a great honour indeed and was promoted to PPrAGDC the following year. He received two further promotions culminating with the present rank of PPrGSwdB awarded in 1997.
Although Ill health has prevented Chris from attending his Lodge for some years, he was, prior to that, a regular attender and took a very keen interest in the proceedings of the Lodge. This despite living in Derbyshire, and it’s not the easiest of journeys from Chesterfield to Newark especially during the winter months.
Outside of Freemasonry he was a keen hockey player and played for Derbyshire on many occasions.