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With 2018 marking the 150th anniversary of the initiation of Albert Edward, The Prince of Wales, into Freemasonry, John Hamill reflects on why the ceremony happened in Sweden In late 1868, HRH Prince Albert Edward, The Prince…
The end of mythology John Hamill looks back to the pivotal moment in 1984 when Freemasonry had to confront its negative image with a policy of openness Reviewing the many events that took place in our Provinces…
A mile in my shoes For Freemason Mark Ormrod, the battlefield injuries he sustained proved to be a springboard to reinvent his life. But not all veterans respond the same way. Peter Watts finds out…

Cecil Chubb's neolithic gift

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
While Stonehenge’s history has inspired many outlandish theories linking masonry and druids, Freemason Cecil Chubb in fact bought the ancient landmark on a whim 100 years ago Considering its status as a UNESCO World Heritage…

Modern masons: Dave Stubbs

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
With a bit of ritual, special outfits and a strong sense of camaraderie, northern soul is a music and dance passion that perfectly complements Dave Stubbs’ Freemasonry Like so many, he first came to the…
Best remembered for bringing soap to the masses, William Lever was driven by Freemasonry’s strong philanthropic values On 19 September 1867, 16-year-old William Lever received a birthday present that was to not only influence his…
Escaping German capture many times, Sam Derry went on to aid the rescue of thousands of Allied soldiers from occupied Italy Samuel Ironmonger Derry was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire on 10 April 1914. He embarked on…
When Augustus John Smith signed a lease to run the Isles of Scilly, he created an infrastructure that would transform living conditions for the poor While the Victorian era produced countless well-educated young men from…
With vision, energy and, above all, a sense of tolerance, the Duke of Sussex played a pivotal role in shaping modern Freemasonry The Duke of Sussex, Grand Master from 1813 to 1843, is a towering…
A renewal  of pride For Director of Special Projects John Hamill, the Tercentenary celebrations have been an opportunity to reflect on the past, enjoy the present and plan for the future One thing that I…
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