Salford Freemasons Tercentenary Ball

Reading Time: 3 minutes Saturday 6th May saw the Salford District lodges celebrate the Tercentenary of Freemasonry by hosting a Ball at Hemsley House, Salford for the brethren, non-masons and their ladies. The evening started with the reception at 6pm, with all the guests moving through to the dining room at 6:30pm. The guests were greeted by the Chairman … Read more

Masons and Manuscripts – Medieval manuscripts blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes What do the masons who built medieval cathedrals, the philosopher Voltaire and the artist Marc Chagall have in common? Give yourself a pat on the back if you knew that they are all associated with freemasonry. The history of freemasonry is the subject of a major exhibition at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, open until 24 July 2016, to which the British Library has loaned two medieval manuscripts.

John Hamill details the history of Metropolitan and Provincial Grand Lodges and Masters

Reading Time: 3 minutes Process of evolution The rules that define Freemasonry are not set in stone, but rather adapt with changing times, as John Hamill, Director of Special Projects, explains  Ask a group of members why we do a certain thing or organise in a particular way and the response will be, ‘Because we’ve always done it that … Read more

Robert Henderson-Bland: actor, soldier, poet and Freemason

Reading Time: 3 minutes Command performance Robert Henderson-Bland was an actor, soldier, poet and Freemason. Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry Diane Clements traces his fortunes during World War I It is 100 years since Canadian doctor Major John McCrae wrote his poem In Flanders Fields, the first line of which, ‘In Flanders fields, the poppies blow’, was to … Read more