FREEMASONRY IN THE EARLY 1600 AND 1700

Reading Time: 16 minutes There is such an abundance of evidence in proof of the continuity of Freemasonry during the period selected, that it is only necessary to study the special records of the old Lodges, happily still preserved, the Rolls of the “Old Charges”, and especially the extant minutes of the Masons’ Company of London, to be assured that the Freemasons of the present day are the lineal descendants of the operative builders, who in the 17th century, and earlier, admitted speculative or non-professional members.

Past Master’s jewel for Northern Lodge of China, No. 570 – Sheffield Freemasonry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sheffield Freemasonry   Jewels Past Master‘s jewel for Northern Lodge of China, No. 570 presented to W. Bro. Henry James Clark, 1908-10, 1912. Top bar: Gold furling banner with engraved text reading ‘1908 / 1910’. Ribbon: Ribbed silk in light blue. Ribbon device: Pythagorean star (five pointed) in gold. Bottom bar: Gold furling banner with … Read more