Richmond Freemasons to hold open day

Lennox Lodge in Richmond.

The Richmond-based Lennox Lodge will hold an open day on June 10.

The lodge, founded in 1763, is one of the oldest Freemasons lodges in the country still operating.

Leaders say that traditionally Freemasons would hold their meetings in the back rooms of public ale houses, and this was the case for Lennox Lodge until their current home was purpose built in 1869.

A spokesperson said: “This is a great opportunity to visit the lodge, see inside this historic building and chat with the members.

“The lodge will be open and serving refreshments from 10am until 3pm.

“You will meet the Masons who will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you have about Freemasonry, charity and our other activities.

“There will also be representatives of the Order of Women Freemasons in attendance who can answer all of your questions about women in Freemasonry.”

Men and Women interested in joining Freemasonry will be able to register their interest on the day.

For further information contact the lodge directly at