to The Guild of Scholars of the City of London
6th October 2012
On Saturday 6th of October 2012 members of the guild were treated to a walking tour which delved into the history of Freemasonry and its links to the City.
Like many other members of the guild I am not a freemason and so this tour gave me an insight into what impact the masons, like many other organisations that are rich in history, have had on the City over the years.
Accompanied by fine weather, we set off from the Royal Exchange in Bank. We stopped at several sites including the location of the original hall which belonged to the Worshipful Company of Masons, the Old Bailey, Cleopatra’s Needle, Temple Church and Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden.
At each location our guide went into great detail, listing from memory various names and dates (which I have to admit often went over my head). This tour is very much suited to those keen on Masonic history and who have some prior knowledge of the subject area.
The walk was followed by a pub lunch near Freemasons' Hall in Covent Garden where we had a chance to chat in an informal setting any ask questions about what we had seen. A very pleasant day indeed.
Any guild members who missed the tour but would have liked to attend please get in contact with me and I will pass on the organisers details so enquiries can be made about future walks.