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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...
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...
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...
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...
The memorial fixing test being videoed. The video has been posted on YouTube.

The memorial fixing test being videoed. The video has been posted on YouTube.

16 September 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) says it will not talk to Anton Matthews, who made a video of a memorial fixing system being tested (you can watch it here), until it hears from its...
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...
The memorial fixing system test video being made at Anton Matthews' premises in Bognor Regis.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) and Anton Matthews, the maker of the StoneSafe memorial fixing system, have fallen out over a video Anton has posted on YouTube (watch it here).You...
A new old way of  commemorating the deceased.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
A farmer in Wiltshire has looked back over the millennia to return to an ancient way of commemorating the deceased. He is building a new long barrow, the first for 5,000 years.The farmer is Tim Daw,...
Frank England has had a challenging journey out of the Pisani group.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Frank England & Co Ltd was purchased from the Pisani Group by its management just over 12 months ago. Without doubt it has been a challenging journey, says Nick Livermore, Managing Director, but...
A death mask incorporated into this Portland limestone memorial by Joss Nankoo.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Incorporating death masks taken from the deceased into his memorials has led Joss Nankoo, of Stone Art Memorials, into some strange situations. For one memorial he made recently that was to include a...
CNC machiunerty is changing the game for George Wilcox.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Investment in three Helios CNC workcentres by George Willcox (Granite) Ltd has opened up a whole new world of design opportunities on offer from the company. The machines have given Willcox the...
Lee Hall and Anna Allan at the dedication of the new Burntwood war memorial.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Thanks to Odlings and its retail outlet of P J Neville Memorials in Lichfield, Staffordshire, the community of Burntwood, which is near Lichfield, has a granite memorial to be the focus of its...

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