The Bridges to Prosperity and Freemasonry in Widnes
Date(s) - 08/09/2017 - 09/09/2017
Widnes Masonic Hall
2017 is an important year for Freemasonry. It is the 300th anniversary of the formation of the first Grand Lodge of England (the oldest in the world). 2017 is also a big year for Halton, with the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge.
To help celebrate the historical importance of bridges in the development of the borough, Widnes Freemasons are delighted to host in our hall a historic display created by the Halton Heritage Partnership, themed around the development of Widnes in general and the important role that bridges have had in the prosperity of the borough.
Visitors will not only be able to visit this exhibition but also others with a masonic theme, with various masonic regalia on display. We will have fact sheets, with interesting snippets to guide you.
Freemasons will also be available to answer questions and there will be talks in our Lodge room (at 3pm on the Friday and 12.30 and 3.30 pm on the Saturday) about how a Freemason’s Lodge operates and where people will be able to see Masons in full dress regalia.
If you would like any more information about the history of the town and Freemasonry, the Widnes Group have recently published a booklet entitled “Widnes and the Bridges to Freemasonry”, celebrating the 300 years of organised Freemasonry, which will be available at the hall.
Friday 8 September: 1400-1800, Talk 1500
Saturday 9 September: 1100-1700, Talk 1230 & 1530