The History and Meaning of the Apron

Reading Time: 10 minutes 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.”

Sheffield Freemasonry – The Icelandic Order of Freemasons – Grand Lodge of Iceland

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sheffield Freemasonry   Introduction Freemasonry in Iceland began in 1913 when a “society of brothers”, Edda, was established, in Reykjavik. Then, in 1918 Edda became a lodge of instruction. A year later, on the 6th of January 1919, it became a fully warranted lodge. Since then, a total of twelve warranted lodges and six lodges … Read more

A golden week for Philip

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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