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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...
Victoria Wallace, the new Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, aims to expand on this year's WWI commemoration momentum.
8 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Victoria Wallace has been appointed as the new Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). She joins after 10 years as Chief Executive at Leeds Castle Foundation &...
The cost of dying is growing fast.
8 January 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
This month (October) saw the release of the 2014 AXA SunLife Cost of Dying Report, with contributions from researchers at the Centre for Death & Society at the University of Bath. It highlights...
David Francis deals with issues concerning memorial masonry in his column.
17 October 2014 | 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...
Award-winning mason Chris Berridge with the new War Memorial at Woodley.
18 September 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Ham Hill quarry company Harvey Stone has given Woodley, in Reading, Berkshire, a war memorial in time for the commemorations of the start of World War I on 4 August. It is made in Jordans Basebed...
The Duke of Kent (left) and the President of Ireland at the unveiling of the Cross of Sacrifice. Photo: Chris Bellew / Copyright: Fennell Photography

The Duke of Kent (left) and the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, at the unveiling of Ireland's first Cross of Sacrifice. It is in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, mounted on a cross of Irish Blue limestone from McKeon Stone's Threecastles Quarry. Photo: Chris Bellew / Copyright: Fennell Photography

18 September 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Ireland has its first Commonwealth Cross of Sacrifice to its citizens who died after volunteering to fight with the British in the two World Wars.Made by Mckeon Stone of Irish Blue limestone from the...
David Francis offers his advice on repairing Listed memorials.
18 September 2014 | 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...
David Francis writes about memorial issues.
16 September 2014 | 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...
David Francis offers advice on memorial issues.
16 September 2014 | 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...
Phil Potts (centre) on the NAMM stand at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London last year: The merger of RQMF and BRAMM is extremely positive.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Both the General Council of the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) and the Board of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) have approved the merger of their registers...

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