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Did you know? Freemason’s Hall opened its doors to hundreds for refuge during air raids

Monday, July 8, 2024 - 15:00

Freemasons' Hall, a resilient bastion of history and community, emerged unscathed from World War II. It’s strategic location spared it from destruction during the bombing raids.

Serving as a crucial sightline for the bombers, Freemason's Hall survival was a testament to both its architectural prominence and fortuitous positioning. Amidst the chaos of war, Freemasons' Hall opened its doors to hundreds of Britons seeking refuge during air raids, offering shelter, sustenance, and solace in the face of adversity.

Freemasons themselves played a vital role, providing comfort to those in need with sandwiches and cups of tea, embodying the spirit of solidarity and compassion that defines their fraternity. This remarkable chapter in the Hall's history reflects its enduring legacy as a symbol of resilience and community, standing as a testament to the indomitable spirit of the British people during their darkest hours. Today, Freemasons' Hall stands as a living monument to the courage and compassion exhibited by both its occupants and the countless individuals it sheltered during the tumult of war.