Celebrating 300 years
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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…

Modern masons: Wayne Ingram

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Giving Despite having raised money to give one boy life-changing facial surgery and more to build an orphanage in Africa, Wayne Ingram doesn’t spend much time considering his role in improving the quality of people’s…

Modern masons: Sean Gaffney

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Growth ‘I was hoping for three golds on the first day,’ deadpans Sean Gaffney, when asked if he was happy with the two golds, one silver and a bronze that he won in the 2016…
Principles After a car crash in 2007 left him paralysed from the waist down, Arthur Vaughan Williams’ military career came to an abrupt end At 21 years old, Arthur had to rethink his entire life.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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