FREEMASONS at Haworth are throwing open the doors of their historic ‘home’ to the public.

Members of the Lodge of the Three Graces will give guided tours of their 114-year-old Mill Hey building at open days on Saturday and Sunday December 4 and 5, between 10am and 4pm. Admission is free.

The Lodge of the Three Graces can trace its history back to 1792.

Spokesperson John Huxley said: “Many people think that Freemasons exist behind a world of secrecy and whilst that might have been the case in previous times, we are now being encouraged to show off our fraternity. And we have much to be proud of with our history and charitable objectives.

“We like to say that we are not a secret society but a society that has secrets. Those secrets are benefits of being a mason but there are so many other things in the lodge and organisation we can easily share with the rest of the community.”