Reading Time: 4 minutes Geoffrey Dearing PGM presenting Herbert Hacker with his long service certificate. December 2016 Herbert Hacker and his Mother at RAF Coltishall in 1979 Herbert Hacker of the Peace and Unity Lodge No 4101, celebrated 70 years in Freemasonry on 28th November 2016 and, on the 8th December, he was presented with a certificate to mark … Read more
Reading Time: 2 minutes A series of coincidences A visiting Mason couldn’t believe his luck when he ended up as the candidate for initiation at the Provinces, and one of the countries, oldest lodges. The story begins way back in 2015 when W Bro Paul Smith came to Bath from North Wales with his wife on a shopping weekend, … Read more
Reading Time: 67 minutes During research I was doing into the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem I came across a book in the George Holden library at the Solent Masonic Centre at Freshwater, Isle of Wight called the Book of the Chapter and printed in the United States in 1856, the Author being the famous American Masonic historian Albert Mackey MD. The book had been part of the collection of the Bombay Masonic Library in the latter half of the 19th century.