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One of Faversham’s most historic buildings will be open to the public as some of the town’s Freemasons hold an informal open evening next month.

Freemason’s Hall, built as the Faversham Free Grammar School at a cost of just £30 towards the end of the 16th century, still has the names of former scholars carved into the backs of seats in the schoolroom.

It is now home to three Freemasons’ Lodges who use the stunning first floor former schoolroom for regular meetings. The oldest of those Lodges will be hosting an open evening on Wednesday 14 June from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

The Lodge of Harmony number 133 is one of the oldest of those registered with the organisation’s governing body, having been recognised in 1764.

Visitors will be able to tour the building, which is in Abbey Place, Faversham ME13 7BJ,  and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. There will be informal talks on the history of the building and on Freemasonry. The evening is free of charge – for more information see

By Ed

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