The History and Meaning of the Apron

The Apron is not a modern invention; in fact it is the most ancient of all garments. In the 3rd Chapter of genesis these words are written: “and the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”

A golden week for Philip

In a week which saw many West Lancashire Freemasons celebrating their being honoured at Provincial Grand Lodge, one notable Mason was celebrating his own very special week. Much more than others, Philip James Lees of Fraternal Lodge No 4531 had good reason to celebrate. The beginning of the week heralded his first celebration; 50 years … Read more

Prestonian Lecturer Tony Harvey on the Scouts and Freemasonry

Troop leader Fellowship, harmony and shared moral values – the parallels between Freemasonry and Scouting have been explored by Tony Harvey in his Prestonian Lecture. He speaks to Andrew Gimson about what the two organisations can learn from each other Few speakers can have prepared themselves so thoroughly, or over so many years, as Tony Harvey … Read more