The Masonic Temple, at the heart of Philanthropic Lodge 107, is quite remarkable, all the more so for being housed within another building that serves an altogether different purpose – The Dukes Head which faces the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn.
Masonic regalia frequently goes under the hammer at James and Sons auctions and has been known to do well, but this collection was astonishing.
There are rumours that Mozart joined a Masonic Lodge, while Sherlockians will recall that Jabez Wilson in “The Adventure of the Red Headed League” is a freemason. For fans of more modern literature, Matthew Reilly’s Jack West series features freemasonry.
The next installment of this series features a house on Ferry Lane and in the meantime here are my attempts to do photographic justice to Philanthropic Lodge 107…