LIGHT will be shed on the secretive world of the Freemasons when two of the region's lodges open their doors to the public this weekend.

Members of the Lennox and Dales lodges will be available to answer questions and show visitors around the lodge building, at Newbiggin, Richmond, North Yorkshire, on Saturday and Sunday.

Freemasons spokesman Bob White said: "If you have ever wondered what this so-called secret club is really about, come along and ask.

"You may be surprised and you may be intrigued, but you will certainly be enlightened."

The event is free and open to all.

To coincide with the open days, the coffee morning in Richmond Town Hall on Saturday will be run by the Freemasons to raise funds for local charities.