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SOCIAL SCENE: Exchange Museum opens

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

SOCIAL SCENE: Exchange Museum opens

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FREE MASONS AND CENRTAL BANK top brass were the principal guests at the official opening of the Central Bank’s Exchange Museum last weekend.

The impressive addition to the increasing  number of  museums in Barbados is located in the building on Spry Street, Bridgetown, that once housed the Harrison Free School (forerunner to Harrison College) and for over 100 years later, the Masonic Lodge, the Barbados seat of Scottish and English freemasonry.

Guests at the official opening were given an insight into the history of freemasonry in Barbados by Brother Brian Douglas Parsons, Baron of Ormiston and District Grand Master for the District Grand Lodge of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. They also heard from Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell.

But most delightful of all was the lighter side of the evening with performances by the Mighty Gabby, St Paul’s Primary School, the Concord Brass Quintet and the four-member cast that included Tony Thompson, performing the hilarious skit The School Room Grocery Bar and the cocktails that followed.