This evening was my first Masonic Meeting of 2024!
It was the meeting of the Maesgwyn Lodge of Installed Masters No 8772. And we had a talk booked on Cowboy Freemasons.
Now, this was not in the style of “Cowboy Builders” but more a talk on some of the Cowboys of the old west that we have all heard of that were Freemasons. Which people at the Battle of the Alamo were Freemasons, and which well known Western Actors were.
It was a very enjoyable talk.
Update Count:- Attended/Total
16/17 – Meetings
06/06 – Visits
10/13 – Rehearsals
06/07 – Committee
04/04 – AGM’s
01/01 – Social
Masonic Halls – 12
One of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, Freemasonry's roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.
It is here that a number of the famous elements of Freemasonry find their roots. In the medieval era, stonemasons often travelled around to find work in different locations. To demonstrate their level of qualification, they would use grips, words and signs in order to distinguish themselves from unqualified builders.
Freemasonry uses building analogies to teach members how to lead productive lives that benefit the communities that they live in. In the medieval era, stonemasons wore aprons and gloves to protect themselves while working on shaping rough pieces of stone, but in today’s society Freemasons meet to build friendships and communities rather than cathedrals and castles.