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Barry Hunt, stone consultant.
13 August 2010 | Natural Stone Memorials
In this regular column, Consultant Barry Hunt answers reader enquiries. If you have a question, email it to: [email protected] marked for Barry’s attention.Q: We wish to erect a single block of...
At the unveiling of the Kirkstone slate memorial to the tunnellers.
12 August 2010 | Natural Stone Memorials
Last month (June) saw the unveiling in Givenchy-les-La-Bassée, France, of a memorial in Kirkstone Quarries’ Brathay Blue Black and Light Sea Green Cumbrian slate to the Tunnellers of the...
A Nabressina limestone memorial by Fergus Wessel’s Stone Workshop in Milton-under-Wynchwood, Oxfordshire.
14 October 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
There are five finalists in this year’s Best Memorial category of the Memorial Awareness Board’s Cemetery of the Year contest.The winners of this and all the categories in the competition...
A mortician’s holiday. An attraction at the show was lectures on reconstructing injured faces. It was one of the more macabre aspects of NFE.
14 August 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Tradex memorial masonry side of NFE last month (June) saw new memorial designs and developments in handling, fixing and IT. NSS reports from the showThe National Funeral Exhibition has its odder...
Ian Gostling, NAMM’s Chief Executive Officer, with his successor-designate, Lisa Jones. NAMM have suspended their active involvement in BRAMM.
14 August 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
NAMM (the National Association of Memorial Masons) has suspended its active involvement in BRAMM, the register of accredited masons established to help cemetery authorities ensure memorials are fixed...
The memorial to PC Sharon Beshenivsky erected in Bradford, where she was gunned down.
19 July 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
A memorial was unveiled last month in the street in Bradford where West Yorkshire PC Sharon Beshenivsky was gunned down by armed robbers when she and a colleague responded to a panic alarm. The Mayor...
15 June 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
Liam O’Connor, the architect of the Portland limestone Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, has been appointed to design the long awaited Bomber Command Memorial...
One of the new designs being introduced at the National Funeral Exhibition next month by Rainbow Bridge.

One of the new designs being introduced at the National Funeral Exhibition next month by Rainbow Bridge.

15 June 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
As the National Association of Memorial Masons once again join their Tradex exhibition with the National Association of Funeral Directors’ National Funeral Exhibition at Stoneleigh Park next...
Cardiff city councillors Rodney Berman (left) and Nigel Howells unveil the work of Morgans separated by three generations. - Photo by Simon Ridgway
17 May 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
A Nebresina limestone plaque with a Welsh Slate border inscribed in Welsh and English was unveiled last month outside the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Bay. The plaque was originally hand engraved by...
16 March 2009 | Natural Stone Memorials
Common sense is prevailing, says Ian Gostling, the Chief Executive Officer of NAMM, as the Ministry of Justice finally published new guidelines to cemetery authorities on the safety of memorials.As...
The days of tieing and toppling are coming to an end
15 November 2008 | Natural Stone Memorials
In October the government’s Burials & Cemeteries Advisory Group met to discuss new guidelines for burial authorities on dealing with unstable memorials. It should lead to the end of the...
5 January 2008 | Natural Stone Memorials
Phoenix Marble & Granite, memorial and architectural masons in Wimborne, Dorset, have completed this Portland limestone memorial that now stands near the entrance of Bovington Tank Museum. It...
Armed Forces Memorial

A monument befitting those serving in the Armed Forces who have laid down their lives for their country.

30 October 2007 | Natural Stone Memorials
As the two minutes of silence begins at 11am on Armistice Day next month (11 November) the sun should shine through the opening of a Portland limestone carving of an ajar door in the new Armed Forces...
15 February 2007 | Natural Stone Memorials
The foundation stone of the Portland limestone Armed Forces Memorial that will be opened by the Queen later in the year was laid last month (January) by the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, James...
15 August 2005 | Natural Stone Memorials
For the first time, the Home Office is compiling a register of burial grounds, including municipal, church and private cemeteries.However, because this will be the first time, there is no existing...

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