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Instameet Preston explores the secrets of the Masonic Hall

Posted on - 3rd April, 2022 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Masonic Hall Instameet
Instagrammers assemble!

A group of Instagrammers explored the secrets of the Masonic Hall in the latest Instameet Preston.

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The free event took place on Wednesday (30 March) and saw Masons from the Preston Guild Lodge answer questions from intrigued attendees.

The building’s history and tradition made for an interesting subject as people snapped away and shared images using #InstameetPreston.

Masonic Hall Instameet
Masonic Hall Instameet
Masonic Hall Instameet

One attendee, David, aka @scrappynw, said: “It was great to see the inside of another Preston building on one of the Instagram meets organised by Blog Preston.

“Only ever seeing the outside of the Masonic Hall before, I never expected it to be as interesting meet as it was. It was great to hear about the history of the Freemasons and see some of their collection of ritual artefacts.

“The people who showed us around were very informative and debunked some of the myths about the Masons. Altogether it was a great meet up and good to see some new faces.”

Read more: InstaMeet explores UCLan’s new multi-million pound Student Centre

Mason of 20 years David Parker showed attendees around the venue.

Masonic Hall Instameet
David explains some of the history behind the Masons in Preston

David said: “It was a delight to host the InstaMeet Preston at Preston Masonic Hall.

“It was a great opportunity for us to put some myths to bed and talk about the great imagery and history around Freemsonry in the Lodge and Chapter Rooms. It was a pleasure to explain to and answer questions from a great group of really interested visitors.”

Read more: Male and female Preston Masonic lodges come together to celebrate centenary

The Masonic Hall is taking part in the Heritage Open Days later this year on Saturday 10 September. The Ballroom will be turned over to local photographers to create an exhibition. Any photographer who wants to exhibit their work should contact David at david.parker90@btinternet.com.


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