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David Francis sasy local authorities selling direct to the bereaved is not the only problem memorial masons face.
2 June 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Councils are seriously looking at selling memorials directly to the general public. When local authorities make up their minds it is difficult to change them, but it is always worth making your case...
The Anzac cemetery at St Mary's Churchyard in Harefield, north-west London, repaired in time for the Anzac commemorative service.
2 June 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Anzac Day commemorations at St Mary’s Churchyard in Harefield, north-west London, were threatened this year by an attack on the cemetery where 100 Australian and New Zealand casualties were...
The Stone-Safe demonstration last year.
8 April 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
The spat between Anton Matthews, the proprietor of the StoneSafe memorial fixing system, and the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) continues. The latest is that NAMM's solicitors...
 
The memorial to the Indian servicemen who died in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle 100 years ago.
8 April 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission urged the public to remember the contribution and sacrifice made by Indian servicemen and women during World War I on 13 March at a ceremoney commemorating the...
8 April 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
A four-year programme to create ukwarmemorials.org, a website containing information about all the war memorials in the UK, was announced in February by First World War Government Minister Helen...
The father and grandfather of David Francis outside the family firm about 1920.
8 April 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
David Francis is a hands-on mason who has specialised for many years on the memorial side of the stone industry. He was Technical Advisor to the National Association of Memorial Masons, writing...
Commemorating Private Mellican 68 years after his death in Burma.
9 March 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
A medic who died in Burma (now Myanmar) during World War II has received fitting commemoration at his Mawlamyine (Moulmein) grave 68 years later, thanks to the intervention of the Commonwealth War...
9 March 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Baroness D'Souza, Speaker of the House of Lords, led a UK parliamentary delegation to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery at Gauhati, India, yesterday (19 February) to pay...
David Francis discusses the memorial side of the business.
4 March 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
In the past the memorial mason’s work was pretty much defined. Our priorities were (and still are) to build a reputation of designing and producing quality memorials, understanding exactly what...
21 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), unveiled new interactive panels at the most visited war grave site in Flanders today (6 November).The...
Anton tries driving a sharpened 50mm wooden steak into the ground with a 5kg hammer at Towcester Road cemetery.
21 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Anton Matthews, maker of the Stone-Safe memorial fixing system that he demonstrated against a ground anchor fixing system near his premises in Bognor Regis earlier in the year (see bit.ly/fixing...
The memorial made by J Rotherham with a mix of robot technology and hand crafting.
21 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
The war memorial in Horndean, Hampshire, had something missing. The lamp on top of it just did not match up to what was needed. The monument was dedicated in 1920 when it was unveiled by Lady Drury-...
David Collier, Jez Greeves, Andy Gravil, Gareth Townend with teh memorial sundial they made and installed.
21 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
On Armistice Day at 10.45am, a World War I commemorative stone sundial was unveiled in Drewsteignton Village Garden for a service of remembrance. It was made by the masons of stone and conservation...
David Francis remembers a cold winter.
21 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
David Francis is a hands-on mason who has specialised for many years on the memorial side of the stone industry. He was Technical Advisor to the National Association of Memorial Masons, writing...
The D-Day memorial made by stoneCIRCLE for the National Memorial Arboretum.
8 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Hamsphire stone specialist stoneCIRCLE was commissioned to supply, letter and install the Normandy Campaign Memorial that has joined so many other memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum at...

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