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Albion Stone

Albion Stone, which mines the famous Portland limestone, has become the first stone company in the world to invest in a £500,000 Epiroc Boltec S bolting rig, which it is using in its Bowers and Jor

 Epiroc Boltec S

The  Epiroc Boltec S is keeping Albion's mines safe.

The four years of World War I centenary commemorations came to an end on 11 November with Armistice Day services at war memorials up and down the country as well as at the Cenotaph in London.

Tyne Cot cemetery

The Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium where 3,605 British and Commonwealth soldiers are buried, each grave marked by a Portland limestone headstone without favour for rank or social position. Find out more by visiting the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new online exhibition at

All photographs courtesy of the CWGC.

Portland limestone is probably the building stone best known by those outside the stone industry, largely because it has built much of London for the past 350 years.

Portland stone

Much of the Portland limestone extracted from the Dorset island of Portland these days comes from underground workings.

Barrie Thomas has returned to Portland limestone company Albion Stone as Business Development Manager.

Barrie Thomas

Barrie Thomas has returned to Albion Stone as Business Development Manager.

The British Museum's new World Conservation & Exhibitions Centre, with its 1,600m2 of Portland Bowers Roach limestone from Albion Stone for the stone and glass façade, is one of the


The new World Conservation & Exhibitions Centre at the British Museum with its Portland Roach limestone cladding. The building is one of six short-listed for this year's Stirling Prize.

Portland limestone producer Albion Stone was a lone representative of the British industry at the Xiamen stone show in China in March.

Albion Stone in China

Clinton Haigh at work on the Albion Stone stand in Xiamen during March.

Clinton Haigh

Clinton Haigh has moved to Albion Stone from Realstone.