Sheffield’s Tapton Masonic Hall throws open it’s doors for Heritage Open Day
Sheffield’s Tapton Masonic Hall Throws Open Temple Doors For Heritage Open Day
One of South Yorkshire’s most impressive Masonic buildings will be throwing open its doors to the public next month. (September)
Tapton Masonic Hall, which is located at Shore Lane, Sheffield, is one of the buildings in and around the city participating in the latest Heritage Day, being held from 11am on Friday, September 9.
For those attending the “Tapton Experience”, there will be tours of the original house, which was built in 1855, and a talk by one of the guides covering Tapton’s illustrious history – from the Shore Family, who were related to Florence Nightingale, through to Vickers’ Steel and Wilson’s Snuff, right up to the present day.
In addition, one of the building’s Masonic Temples will be open complete with displays of Masonic regalia, and two of the “brethren” will be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have about Freemasonry.
Peter Eville, who is a member of Hallamshire Lodge which meets in the Hall, said: “Tapton Hall is a very well-known Sheffield landmark, one that is rich in history and a place where Freemasons have been meeting since 1964.
“The Hall is a very popular venue for functions and weddings, and our Temples, which we are incredibly proud of, are always a keen talking point amongst visitors.
“The Heritage Open Days are a great way for the public to find out for themselves about Freemasonry – namely what we are about, who we are, and what we do. And no doubt we will dispel a few myths too in the process.
“Along with my lodge, there are 24 lodges that meet here, and members come from all walks of life and range in age from early twenties to ninety plus.
“Next year Freemasonry celebrates its 300th anniversary, and Tapton Hall will be holding a series of events to commemorate and celebrate this significant milestone.”
In addition to tours on the day, there will be free tea and coffee on arrival, and bar lunches will be available for visitors wishing to stay and experience Tapton a little longer.
Further information about Tapton Hall is available from the its website http://www.taptonhall.com/about-us/
Further information about Freemasonry in South Yorkshire is available from the Province of Yorkshire West Riding website, found at http://wrprovince.net/
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