(by Freemasonry Today, 15 July 2018)
A BLUE PLAQUE, COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND WORKS OF DERBYSHIRE FREEMASON DR JOHN HOLLIS PIGOT, WHO WAS RECOGNISED FOR REVIVING FREEMASONRY IN DERBY, IS NOW ON DISPLAY
The first recorded Freemasons lodge in Derbyshire was founded in 1732 and met at the Virgins Inn in Derby market place. As was customary in those days when lodges typically took the name if the establishment they met at, the Virgins Inn Lodge No. 104 came into being.
It was founded in 1732, only 15 years after the formation of the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717 and remained in existence for 44 years. It was formally erased in 1777 but…