On Wednesday the 11th of December 2019, Hamtune Lodge No. 9601 - one of the Province's very successful lunchtime lodges - welcomed 76-brethren and guests to a "white-table" meeting where they received a fascinating talk from Steve Patemen whose Earls Barton factory was at the centre of the story that inspired the Kinky Boots film and musical.

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Master of Hamtune Lodge, WBro Phil Ireson (left) greeting Bro Steve Pateman of Kinky Boots fame

Steve, who had to learn to walk in six-inch stiletto heels and shave his legs to help save his business, is now a Wellingborough Mason.

He gave a humorous and well-received talk about how the Kinky Boots factory started and how its story spread through the media, inspiring the film and stage-show.

For those interested in knowing more about the Kinky Boot story, please visit Steve's website:

Brethren interested in joining Hamtune Lodge should contact WBro Phil Ireson via the Provincial Office.