Natural Stone Memorials
The latest news from the Stone Industry
Jon Gedling, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Director of Works, and Marie Smallwood, Historic England’s Development Advice Team Leader for the North West, at the Grade II listed Merchant Navy War Memorial on Liverpool Docks, which has been restored. The CWGC's approach to conservation has been formally recognised in a new agreement with Historic England.
StoneSafe proprietor Anton Matthews maintains there is an error in the new British Standard for memorials (BS 8415) and has made a video showing how easy it is to push a memorial over when what he believes are the correct test conditions are used. The video (below) begins with two people trying to pull 150kg on The Blast Shop Stand at the NAMM Tradex exhibition this year. They could not do it.
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 https://shapingoursorrow.cwgc.org/
All photographs courtesy of the CWGC.