OK heads up, this isn't a piss take and I'd like those who post to keep it factual. I wasn't sure what forum it should be in so I placed it here as there are more readers. Much as I have taken a rise out of them in the past, I must confess to knowing absolutely bugger all about them, apart from the rumours and speculation. What are the benefits of joining the Free Masons if any? What sort of bloke joins them and what is the attraction? Where did it start and when? What was the reason for starting it? Straight answers if you will.