Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
A wonderful day out at the Museum
A special place to visit
“Hear Ye! Hear Ye!”
Canterbury’s Medieval Pageant and Trail returned to the city on Saturday 1 July for plenty of medieval mayhem and the Kent Museum & Library of Freemasonry were once again delighted to be asked by Canterbury City Council to be part of the Medieval Pageant Trail. The doors were opened at 10am and some of the Museum & Library volunteers then joined the Medieval Pageant procession from the Westgate Towers and through to the High Street. Along the way, they handed out many ‘flyers’ directing many on-lookers to the Museum & Library.
Throughout the day, 569 people visited the Museum & Library which included 153 children who had their faces painted by two very talented Face Painters brought in especially for the day. The community engagement was a real pleasure to see in action which also led to several people expressing their desire to join Freemasonry. Their details are now with the Recruitment Team.
Present on the day were members of the Kent Family Research Society, Canterbury Historical Society, Jacqueline Langdon-Bassett Grand Inspector for East Kent, Order of Women Freemasons, our own Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phil South and the Lord Mayor of Canterbury Councillor Jean Butcher and the Lady Mayoress Di Baldock.
(Left to Right) Jacqueline Langdon-Bassett Grand Inspector for East Kent, Order of Women Freemasons. Lady Mayoress Di Baldock. the Lord Mayor of Canterbury Councillor Jean Butcher. Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phil South.
The Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor of Canterbury stated – ‘the Museum & Library is indeed a very special place to visit with many interesting things to look at. I would recommend that everyone should visit’. Following a buffet lunch, the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress were presented with finely engraved Firing Glasses to remember the day by and a cheque was presented to the Lord Mayor to go towards her chosen charity, the Pilgrims Hospital.
Richard Wingett, Chairman of the Trustees said ‘what a fantastic day and it is a testament to the hard work of the team and to everyone involved. The Museum had a real buzz to it with so many visitors coming to see us.
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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry
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it’s free you know!