Freemasons from the Provinces of Yorkshire, North and East Ridings, and Yorkshire, West Riding, spoke to hundreds of interested members of the public about Freemasonry, its history, and its place in today’s society.
On the first day of the show representatives from the Dove House Hospice in Hull spent the day on the Stand, after having received a substantial donation from the Province of North and East Ridings.
On Wednesday, representatives from Horticare in Wakefield visited the stand and brought pictures of their new vehicle, which had only been delivered the day before. The purchase was only made possible thanks to a major grant of £16,000 from the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund of Yorkshire, West Riding. Read the full story and see a picture of the van.
On the last day, representatives from the Queensbury Scout Band spent the day on the stand (pictured) after receiving a major grant from the PGM’s Fund of £20,000. The grant will be used to purchase new instruments and a vehicle. Scouting has had a long association with Freemasonry, Baden-Powell himself being a Freemason.
(source: Freemasonry Today, http://freemasonrytoday.com/news/provinces-districts-a-groups/item/1036-great-yorkshire-show-2013-province-yorkshire-freemasons)