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10th March 2017 – Last Pilgrimage for Bro Dad

Pictured are (l-r) Denis Plater and Neil Watkin alongside the memorial and Austin’s ashes

Family, friends and Knights Templar were honoured to join E Kt Neil Watkin and his mother Rita, to say a final farewell to Neil’s father Bro Kt Austin Watkin, long and affectionately known as Bro Dad.

The caring and thoughtful service was conducted alongside the Knights Templar Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Temple Balsall, by E Kt Denis Plater, after which Austin’s ashes were buried there, under the approving eye of the incumbent Rev. Kathy Lloyd Roberts.

Austin was a member of Temple Balsall Preceptory 340, as is Neil and several other members present at the service, including the Provincial Prior RE Kt Roger Dixon, Provincial Sub Prior E Kt Roger Harrison and Chaplain E Kt Denis Plater.