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Exploring Sunderland’s masonic history: Sunderland Heritage Quarter is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Sharing Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund The Heritage Quarter’s Georgian Treasures of Sunderland project, taking…
Reading between the lines Never shy of a controversy, Dan Brown’s decision to launch his new novel at Freemasons’ Hall revealed the bestselling author’s true feelings about the Craft, as Anneke Hak discovered Freemasons are…
Driving the British way Founded in London in 1913, Aston Martin celebrated one hundred years of manufacturing the world’s most luxurious and recognisable sports cars at Freemasons’ Hall. With James Bond’s DB5 pulling up outside,…
The language of mystery Director of special projects John Hamill considers whether the words and phrases used in Freemasonry should be modernised to give greater clarity. The English language is said to be one of…
The sociable network With social media and a pint at the local pub attracting a new following of junior Freemasons, Caitlin Davies meets the Rough Ashlar Club These days, a recommendation to become a Freemason…
It’s a small world Dressing up is more than child’s play, as Ellie Fazan discovered when she attended Global Kids Fashion Week at Freemasons’ Hall Outside Freemasons’ Hall, a photographer snaps a blonde in sunglasses…
The joint venture Arthritis is often considered an unavoidable aspect of old age. Andrew Gimson finds out how the Masonic Samaritan Fund is helping Arthritis Research UK dispel old ideas and create new cures Arthritis…
Parallel lines The histories of the railway system and Freemasonry are inextricably linked. John Hamill examines the impact that long-distance rail travel and commuter belts had on the Craft Public transport is such a part…
Serious but not solemn Written by the late John Mandleberg, The Freemason’s Bedside Book is an invigorating collection of bite-sized material from a respected scholar John Mandleberg was both a scholar and gentleman who thoroughly…
A criminal mast£r plan Thanks to two Great Yarmouth masons thirty years ago, an anonymous informant scheme travelled from the US to Norfolk before going nationwide. Robert Price charts the rise of Crimestoppers According to…
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