Brendan Morland was working in his garden when he came across an old clay pipe with the square and compasses engraved on it. There is also a crescent moon surrounded by six stars and a sun on the right upper area.
He says: ‘I found it one week before I went through my third degree at Eardulph Lodge, No. 6645 at Chester-le-Street in the Province of Durham. I wonder if anyone could shed some light on this is unusual find.’