Steve Wragg

MUCH loved pub landlord and respected Freemason Steve Wragg has died aged 61.

On Thursday Wiltshire Freemasons and villagers lined High Street, Market Lavington to say a final farewell to the man who ran the Green Dragon with his wife Nicky.

The Freemason wore their Masonic collars as a mark of respect. Friend and fellow Freemason Les Welling said: “Steve was a very well respected Freemason. It was the first time the Masonic collars have been worn in public for a many years.”

His funeral was held in St Mary’s churchyard, Market Lavington but coronavirus restrictions means only ten people could be present.

His widow Nicky and son Jesse asked for donations to Dove Ward of Great Western Hospital and Dorothy House hospice.

Mr Wragg g was born in Darlington, County Durham in 1958 and died on June 19.

Fellow Freemason Chris Callow said in a tribute: “I will miss the times we had in our Devizes Lodge, the times we had in London.”

Lee Sartin said: I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Steve taught me how to pull a proper pint in The Cavalier. I have fond memories working with Steve and Nicky, not forgetting Jesse was just a little boy back then.

“Steve was a master of his craft and a great publican who’s character filled the room. I’ll never forget the things you taught me.”

Freya Martin said: “Uncle Steve, thank you for being such a larger than life, bright and selfless person.

“I have always loved coming to the pub. I was always so proud to be behind the bar and be the niece of the pub landlords.”

Jean Edwards said: “We always appreciated how Steve made us welcome in the Green Dragon when we moved here five year ago.”