Exeter Masonic Lodge prints Conservative Party literature

“Did you know that the newsletters and fliers posted through your letter box by Exeter Conservatives are printed inside Exeter’s mysterious Masonic Lodge?

It’s just one of the unusual and illuminating facts about the establishment tucked away on the historic Gandy Street. …

In the past year, the building has also become home to Exeter Conservative Party’s printing office.

Despite its reputation over its exclusion of women, female Tory party members now regularly enter the building – easily missed by the eye – to print off fliers, newsletters and other paperwork. …

Devon has around 50 halls and around 137 lodges or clubs.

A £2m fund, set up by former Exeter grand master William Alexander Kneel, donates around £40,000 a year in Devon.”