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A celebration of stone at York Minster

21 August 2018
York stone festival

Judged winners at the end of the weekend’s work at York Minster are (left to right): Henrick Storksen, Adam Beaumont, Andrew Gomersall, Richard Bossons and Lewis Morrison.

Like most great cathedrals, the 800-year-old York Minster is constructed of stone. And there was a celebration of the stonemasons' skills that keep it standing and looking in top condition at the weekend (18 & 19 August) when the Minster hosted a stone carving festival.

More than 60 stonemasons and carvers took part, including many from overseas.

The event began with an open day of the Minster's own stonemasonry workshops and a tour on the scaffolding of the latest restoration project on the South Quire Aisle.

The South Quire Aisle scaffolding tour. Photo: Ravage Productions

 

There are photographs and a report from the stone carving festival in the September issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine. In the meantime, below are some pictures from the event.

 

 

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