“THE Freemasons have long been seen as a shadowy organisation — complete with secret handshakes and ancient rituals.
“Few can describe who they are and what they actually do, but what little we do know is enough to spark intrigue.
“Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations, according to the United Grand Lodge of England’s website.
“There are more than 200,000 members belonging to more than 7,000 Lodges throughout England, Wales and districts overseas – with an estimated six million worldwide, according to its website.
“Some high profile Masons reportedly included Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Kitchener, Kings Edward VII, Edward VIII and George VI and Prince Philip.”
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