The recent, well-attended, Battle of Britain World War 2 event in June, saw the village of Stannington transported back in time to the 1940s, after a two year hiatus.
Visitors to the event were treated to being able to get up close to a Spitfire, a Hurricane as well as experience the Vulcan Exhibition, loaned by the Solway Aviation Museum. In addition, following in the footsteps of children from Cowgate Primary School, who had been evacuated to Stannington in 1939, visitors had the chance to be “evacuated” to Lough House Farm on board a 1940’s style bus, as well as experience the atmosphere of what it would have been like to seek shelter in a renovated Anderson Shelter during the Blitz.
Northumberland Freemasons took advantage of the fine weather with the Community Engagement Team descending on the event en masse, led by W.Bro Bob Bruce, along with members of the Order of Womens Freemasons.
A steady stream of visitors made their way to the exhibition tent where all that Freemasonry has to offer was showcased, with questions being answered, myths dispelled and a number of enquiries with regards membership being made. Reassuringly a number of visitors were found to be ‘lost’ Masons who, after talks with the Team, were keen to re-establish their connection with our wonderful organisation.
Keep a lookout for the Team at the many future local events, or better still come along and support them.
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