The Light Blues Club organised a visit to Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street, London, the home of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), on Thursday 29th May. 35 Light Blues and their guests travelled by coach and were treated to a guided tour of Freemasons Hall which included the Library, Museum and Grand Temple.
Built between 1927–1932 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, it is one of the finest Art Deco buildings in England, and is now Grade II* listed internally and externally.
In addition to the Grand Temple (seating 1,700) there are 21 Lodge Rooms, a Library and Museum, Board and Committee Rooms and the guide ably described the interesting points of the building. The ceiling coving in the Grand Temple was a sight to behold. Freemasons’ Hall is open to the general public for tours and events.
The tour ended with a visit to the UGLE shop and a buffet lunch in a private room at the Prince of Wales pub. 35 satisfied customers then travelled back to Sindlesham. Many thanks to Steve Gotting and the Light Blues committee for organising the day