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There is good news and bad news on the memorial side of the stone industry.
8 August 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
All over the country, including the Cenotaph in London, war memorials have been cleaned, repaired and, in some cases, newly erected in preparation for the commemoration of the centenary of the start...
David Francis says the best side of stone should face London.
8 August 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...
Stone stains when it comes into contact with the wrong materials.
24 April 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 Associations of Memorial Masons, writing...
The video being made of the test carried out at the premises of the Memorial Stone Centre in Bognor Regis.
24 April 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
A video posted on YouTube showing the testing of a ground anchor memorial headstone fixing system has angered the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM).The video on YouTube of the memorial...
At the memorial fixing system test are (left to right) Prof Stuart Moy, Anton Matthews and Cllr Jim Brooks of Arun Council.
24 April 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Criticisms by the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) of a video showing the performance of a ground anchor memorial fixing system of the kind approved by NAMM, have illicited a response...
One of the black granite maps made by Brent Stevenson Memorials.
27 March 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Two Indian black granite plaques mapping out the position of the graves at Darwen Cemetery in Lancashire are helping to guide mourners to their plots, thanks to memorial company Brent Stevenson...
David Francis offers advice on memorial matters.
27 March 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 : Thin memorials defy BS 8415.
25 February 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...
24 February 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Just before Christmas we reported that a memorial had been found in a layby just outside Newent in the Forest of Dean (click here to read the original story). The inscription on it was to Susan...
The overall winning design at the top with the schools winners underneath it.
28 January 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Scout Moor Yorkstone paving slabs like the one pictured on the right are to be placed outside what were the homes of soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery in World War I on...
Vote for your favourite memorial picture on the MAB website (this is not one of the finalists because we did not want to influence you in any way).
28 January 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Memorial Awareness Board then-and-now photo competition was a tad delayed this year but has turned out to be a great success with more than 200 entries. Voting is now opened, but you have to be...
NAMM fights on.
28 January 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) is continuing its fight against North East Lincolnshire Council’s decision to sell memorials directly to the public as a ‘service...
28 January 2014 | Natural Stone Memorials
Anyone lost a memorial? In particular anyone who knew Susan Simonson, born 1950, died 1985, and her loving son Paul (1968-2013).If you have lost it, it has been found by the police in a lay-by on the...
9 December 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
A council's decision to demand the removal from its cemetery of a memorial with a sudoku puzzle and a mathematical equation on it has hit the national press. The story appeared in the Chester...
NAMM has published a video on You Tube to promote stone memorialisation. More are promised.
9 December 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
The National Association of Memorial Masons has published the first of what it intends to be a series of videos promoting stone memorialisation on You Tube. It is produced by a company called Design...

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