The Permanent Way – Freemasonry and the Railways
An exploration of the symbiotic relationship between what at first appears to be two dissimilar organisations. The book traces the parallel development of Freemasonry and the railway and their impact on society. It examines how the railway encouraged the growth and democratization of Freemasonry within Great Britain and how the development of the worldwide railway network encouraged the spread of Freemasonry across the globe; the influences on literature,Freemasonry’s impact on Railway Architecture and the Freemasons who were fundamental in shaping the development of the Railways; from Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Sir Daniel Gooch, William Stanier and Sir Edward William Watkin and many others. The book ends with a reflection on the future and how both the Railways and Freemasonry must adapt to changing social and economic needs.
Written in an engaging but informative style the books come in a handy A5 size