David, from Dover

When I was young I was aware that a family acquaintance was a Freemason but we never discussed the matter. It was all very secretive in the 1960s. Through life I was aware of this mysterious fraternity but I knew nothing about it. In the early eighties I travelled to...

Graham, from Ashford

As with most young men, my early view of life was moulded by my parents. My Father was very strongly against Freemasonry, so I suppose I grew up sharing his opinion. My Father’s view was, in hindsight, quite surprising as he had spent five years as a prisoner of war...

Jay, from Broadstairs

I literally cannot remember when I was first introduced to Freemasonry. It has been a part of my life ever since I was a child. I used to spend countless hours with my Dad helping him learn his words and I’d occasionally come along and sit outside the lodge room on...

Paul, from Marden

I joined Freemasonry with very little exposure to it previously. My father had been asked about becoming a Mason many years prior, and I think he turned down the opportunity. My wife at the time, had family in the Masons, and they always seemed to be out to social...

Mark, from Maidstone

Had you asked me as a small boy growing up in Kent “What do you know about Freemasonry?”, I would have probably given you a very puzzled look. I did hear or see a few references in film and television shows, but knew very little about he craft. The mysterious and...

Andrew, from Rainham

I joined Freemasonry in the 1970’s and was introduced to it by my late father. He had joined Freemasonry before I was born and as I grew up I became familiar with his routine of going out to meetings and so on. I also met lots of his Masonic friends. He was...