My very first thread.
It's not Nailbiting stuff but a curiousity to me none the less.
This may take a bit of explaining, but maybe there will be some ideas thrown my way to make this make more sense. I'll try to keep it sharp and to
I live in a small rural community.
New South Wales Country Area
The Short History MASONS in My Local Area
Masonic Lodge Founded in 1889 by memory. Was formed by 5 local families who discovered copper here and made a very tidy fortune and laid claim to the
town. It grew, but it seems it was never open to more than just 5 or 6 local families and there very close friends.
There actual history is blank, the only people who talk about it here are the woman, and they said there glad "all that secret mens business was
In about 1980, the last meeting of the local Masonic Lodge took place and the members appeared to go there seperate ways and then there was no mention
of them throughout my childhood, didn't really here about them anywhere until I started looking into Freemasons and the Illuminati and all that once
I got to about 16.
Anyway, Through converstions in my Adult life, it became aparent that maybe it hadn't gone away, that it was just out of sight.
One of my closest friends, mentioned being invited into the lodge, and he declined, also his brother in law and about three other people connected in
someway to My home town and families that lived here and had for as long as I had known.
This got me to doing a little digging.
And as I dug, I discovered alot of parrallels between the old Masons, and a new organisation that had popped up
"The Mens Shed"
The Mens Shed
All nice and sparkly and happy faces and all.
Currently recruiting men through this site :
The Shed Online
However I've noticed locally that it's almost "Secret mens Business" but not for all the men, it's like there are normal Members then there are
the Super Members, the ones who seem to pull the strings and hold the meetings.
Now I'm not saying this is a national thing... Just want some thoughts on correlations between the old lodge and this new "Shed".
Scottish Masons and Connection with The Shed as a name
A meeting of Squaremen is called a SHED, as opposed to a Masonic Lodge, and a Grand Shed was formed to oversee the Order.[
A loose tie, but a connection to the term "Shed" associated with Scotish Masons
and with a quick search of google.
Google Results of Donations and Connections to Lodges
(I'm not going to link individual search results)
Theres plenty of evidence there sugesting the "public" Masons are supporting the new "Mens Shed" Idea, be it openly.
Anyway, I just thought others May know something about it, a connection, good or bad.
I'm yet to discover the local group doing anything Untoward or Cultish, but I tell you what when you drop in un annouced up there. Pin drop and all
eyes on you, then as you leave they start chattering away.
And it Appears from what I know of the locals that the Super Members are from all the Old Mason Families.(and I was Born and Dragged up Here so I know
most of the history)
I really like the community, health and well-being side of the idea, but here especially one of the SUPER Members has managed to almost take complete
control of the organisation, and implement his own agenda.
Maybe nothing just found it Curious.
Let me know what your thoughts are? or Connections? Maybe your a member of your mens shed.... Shed Some light on it for me .. .
Thanks for looking.