Freemasons travel back three centuries for anniversary

Bucks Free Press: Freemasons travel back three centuries for anniversary Freemasons travel back three centuries for anniversary

FREEMASONS from across South Bucks stepped back 300 years to celebrate their historic beginnings by holding a recreation of an 18th century masonic meeting.

A travelling troupe of re-enactors staged the event to mark the 50th anniversary of Bourne End lodge at the Masonic Centre in St Peter Street, Marlow.

The participants, who wore authentic clothing, are members of a display team of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire freemasons who recreate an authentic ceremony from 1759.

Around 30 members of Bourne End lodge watched the presentation, accompanied by around 50 guests.

Secretary Bill Medcraft, a retired chief telephone engineer, of Abbey Road, Bourne End, said: “It was like stepping back into history – something that I won’t forget for a long time.

“In particular, it was a real education to see how many of the traditions that we hold dear today, such as friendship, decency, and charity, began around three centuries ago.”

Bourne End is one of 21 lodges and 10 chapters which meet at Marlow Masonic Centre to raise money for local charities.

For more information about freemasonry and how the group helps the community visit www.buckspgl.org

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10:09am Mon 7 Apr 14

Veritad Veritad says...

Creepy organisation!!
Creepy organisation!! Veritad Veritad
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4:06pm Mon 7 Apr 14

sparky49 says...

Veritad Veritad wrote:
Creepy organisation!!
careful now, last time I dared to criticized the FREEMASON,S, my quote was removed, dark forces at work.
[quote][p][bold]Veritad Veritad[/bold] wrote: Creepy organisation!![/p][/quote]careful now, last time I dared to criticized the FREEMASON,S, my quote was removed, dark forces at work. sparky49
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11:01pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

… it was a real education to see how many of the traditions that we hold dear today, such as friendship, decency, and charity, began around three centuries ago.”


Yeah there was only unfriendliness, indecency and uncharitableness until the masons came.

Thank you freemasons.
[italic]… it was a real education to see how many of the traditions that we hold dear today, such as friendship, decency, and charity, began around three centuries ago.” [/italic] Yeah there was only unfriendliness, indecency and uncharitableness until the masons came. Thank you freemasons. Undercover Euro Yob
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11:10pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

You don't think they do anything to help themselves at their secret meetings do you - or would that be uncharitable?
You don't think they do anything to help themselves at their secret meetings do you - or would that be uncharitable? Undercover Euro Yob
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12:42pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

They know what they're doing mate.
They know what they're doing mate. Undercover Euro Yob
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11:20am Sat 12 Apr 14

Bajina says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
You don't think they do anything to help themselves at their secret meetings do you - or would that be uncharitable?
I got the pun.
[quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: You don't think they do anything to help themselves at their secret meetings do you - or would that be uncharitable?[/p][/quote]I got the pun. Bajina
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10:30am Sun 13 Apr 14

s6blr says...

Sparky49:

Instead of whinging and moaning like a 3 year old who's not be allowed at the big people table, why don't you read up on the Masons, and what they do?

You seem to have an ill-informed axe to grind, yet I notice you don't attack other charitable groups who have members-only meetings. I fully suspect were you to know some men you know are Masons you'd have a different view. Leave them be to continue their charitable work which benefits society.
Sparky49: Instead of whinging and moaning like a 3 year old who's not be allowed at the big people table, why don't you read up on the Masons, and what they do? You seem to have an ill-informed axe to grind, yet I notice you don't attack other charitable groups who have members-only meetings. I fully suspect were you to know some men you know are Masons you'd have a different view. Leave them be to continue their charitable work which benefits society. s6blr
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