Monday , 22 January 2018
Hundreds of masons gathered in Fenland to watch the Oklahoma Masonic Indian display team

Hundreds of masons gathered in Fenland to watch the Oklahoma Masonic Indian display team

Hundreds of masons gathered at Wisbech St Mary at the weekend to watch a colourful demonstration of masonic rituals by a group of native American Indians.

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The Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree display team are currently on a UK tour, and their visit to Fenland attracted about 300 fellow masons from around the eastern counties.

Event organiser Brian January, the former secretary of the Caldwell Lodge based in March said: “It was an absolutely fascinating display of how Indian tribes use masonic symbols and rituals in America.

“We were delighted to welcome the team to Fenland for the first time. They dressed in traditional costume for the performance and demonstrated some of their ceremonies for us. It was like a play, and was quite different from what we do.

“No one had ever seen anything like it in England. It was just out of this world.”

Mr January said masons from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Wales gathered at the village leisure centre to watch the demonstration and share a meal.

He added: “I have been getting some great feed back from people who attended the event. It was very popular, and we could have sold 500 tickets if there had been a venue available large enough to accommodate everyone.”

(source: http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/hundreds_of_masons_gathered_in_fenland_to_watch_the_oklahoma_masonic_indian_display_team_1_3021010)