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Freemasons give helping hand to people with breathing difficulties in east Durham (From The Northern Echo)

Freemasons give helping hand to people with breathing difficulties in east Durham (From The Northern Echo)

FREEMASONS have given a helping hand to a support group for people with respiratory problems in east Durham. The Durham Masonic Benevolent fund presented £500 to Breathewell, based at the Roseby Road Community Centre in Horden, near Peterlee. Transport is provided for clients of Breathewell, who are socially isolated or who would have no other way of attending. Once at the group, clients receive a two-course lunch, exercise and a chance to participate in arts and crafts and social activities. Karen Beedle, respiratory specialist nurse at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are so grateful to receive ... Read More »

Freemasons of Berkshire thrown open the doors of their Windsor Hall for open day | News | Slough Observer

The building in Church Lane dates back to 1725 when it started life as the Royal Free School. It became the home of Windsor Freemasons in 1862 when the School moved to Batchelors Acre. Following alterations the building was dedicated as a Masonic Lodge on 24th November 1864. Twelve Lodges now meet at Windsor Masonic Hall making it the second largest centre for Freemasonry in Berkshire. There are 96 Lodges in the County. On the day here was an information point in a special gazebo in the colonnade of the Guildhall which prompted considerable interest from hundreds of passers-by who ... Read More »

The Masonic Initiation Wells of the Quinta da Regaleira


Located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal lies the Quinta da Regaleira– a spectacular estate that sits in a World Heritage protected landscape.  While thousands of tourists flock to the castle every year to admire the unique architecture of the Quinta de Regaleira that combines Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance features, one of its most fascinating features is located beneath the ground – a pair of wells spiraling deep within the earth. The wells were never used, nor intended for water collection. Instead, these mysterious underground towers were used for secretive initiation rites. The cultural landscape upon which the ... Read More »

Newquay Towan Masonic Lodge raises £1275 for cancer charity | Cornish Guardian

Newquay Towan Masonic Lodge raises £1275 for cancer charity

THE NEWQUAY Towan Masonic Lodge presented cheques to the value of £1,275 to Macmillan Cancer Support on Sunday. The Master of Towan Lodge, Nick Ruston, gave out the first cheque for £500 to the cancer charity’s fundraising manager, Emma Wright, during a presentation lunch at the Hotel Bristol. Lady of the Lodge Yvonne Ruston then handed over the second cheque for £775. Ms Wright said the money raised would go towards a new centre which is set to be built at the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Treliske site. It will be called the Cove Macmillan Support Centre. She thanked all the ... Read More »

Masons unveil their secrets at exhibition in Marbella


THE Masons, an institution commonly known for its secrecy and mystery, is opening up to the public in Marbella this week. An exhibition at the Cortijo Miraflores cultural centre, starting January 22 and running until Friday January 30, aims to take some of the mystery out of masonry by putting 400 objects on display and giving five conferences. Manuel Barea, Master Mason of the Grand Provincial Lodge of Andalucia and Venerable Master of the Respectable Millennium 122 Lodge of Marbella, explained: “This year we’ve put a plan in place to open up to society and remove some of the myths ... Read More »