Provincial Grand Lodge Of Gloucestershire

Hartshorn’s Lewis at Royal Lebanon

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Hartshorn’s Lewis at Royal Lebanon

It’s said that the son of a Freemason who becomes a Freemason in his own right is called a Lewis, named after a simple but ingenious device employed by operative Masons to raise heavy blocks of dressed stone into place. The term was adopted into English Freemasonry during the 19th century, said to have been chosen because it was a son’s duty to ‘support the sinking powers and aid the failing strength of his father.’ (Credit UGLE)

At Royal Lebanon Lodge on 2nd April, Nick Hartshorn was in the chair to initiate his son Joe. The evening was packed out with Freemasons from almost 30 different lodges, all racing to be part of this historic and special evening for the Lodge at its master.

The evening was attended by the assistant head of Gloucestershire freemasonry – Ian Davies – and PJGW Andy Fautley. Andy’s presence was particularly relevant as he initiated Nick, we might say the past, present and future (Pictured) were in attendance.

Father and Son both spoke of their joy at being able to spend more time together as a result of Joe joining the fraternity. Congratulations Nick and Joe we look forward to seeing you out and about visiting across the province.

Thank you to Andy Fautly and Scott Redpath for sharing images of the evening.

 

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Past, Present and Future - Royal Lebanon Lodge
Hartshorn’s Lewis at Royal Lebanon