BLACKPOOL GAZETTE & HERALD—FEBRUARY 11th , 1956.
Layton Stationmaster Made a Serving Brother
THE stationmaster of
Layton, Mr Alfred Spencer, has been made a Serving Brother of the Order of St.
John of Jerusalem in recognition of his long and meritorious service for the
He is to attend an investiture at St Bartholomew's Hospital,
London, on March 20. to receive his award from Lord Wakehurst, Lord Prior of the
Order, and Governor General of Northern Ireland. Mr. Spencer. who has been at
Layton for seven years, has served the St.John movement Mr. A. Spencer with the
railways for 34 years as team captain, class secretary, and class
Five years ago he became secretary for the North-west Lancashire
district of the railways and three years ago he was made an honorary member of
the Order. In 1940 he gained a certificate of merit for his work during the
bombing of Chatburn.