(by John Smith, Euro Weekly, May 8, 2020)
For many years, especially in Spain, the word Freemason conjured up pictures of a secret society dedicated to the overthrow of the world order and at one time Franco exiled, imprisoned or even shot members.
It was only in 1979 that Freemasonry was legalised and even today, many older Spanish members are still careful about admitting the fact that they belong to the ‘brotherhood.’
This is not true of British masons who are quite open about their membership and go to great lengths to dispel negative feelings.
According to David Mowbray the Assistant Provincial Grand Secretary of …