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War memorial

Another £2million for the repair of war memorials. Spread the word.

20 June 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Government has provided additional funding to Civic Voice, Historic England and the War Memorials Trust to help local communities clean and restore their war memorials as they mark the...
NAMM Tradex last year

The entrance to Tradex last year. It will be welcome back to the WEC next year as NAMM stages its second stand-alone exhibition for memorial masons.

15 June 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Memorial masonry organisations MAB and NAMM have joined forces to present a briefing paper to local and central government to try to persuade councils not to sell memorials. Meanwhile, NAMM prepares...
David Francis

David Francis writes a column each month in Natural Stone Specialist magazine on the memorial masonry side of the industry.

11 June 2016 | 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...
 
Kenward & Son website

The Kenward & Son website and shops no longer display the NAMM logo.

2 June 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
A West London masonry company and a director convicted of using the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) logo when the company was not a member are appealing against the size of the penalty...
David Francis

David Francis writes a column from the memorial masonry side of the stone industry in each issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

27 May 2016 | 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...

If the headstone is pushed forward it simply lifts off the pin that is supposed to stop it falling.

27 May 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
A comment by David Francis in his ‘Grave concerns’ column about the fixing systems used in a cemetery in Wales that was vandalised (read it here) has prompted a response from Anton...
David Francis
21 March 2016 | 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...
25 February 2016 | 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 pictures of the flattened headstones on the Wales Online website clearly show the pin fixings used.

11 February 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
An attack by vandals in a graveyard in the Rhondda Valley, Wales, that has left seven headstones on the ground raises questions once again about the efficacy of pin fixings.The attack was in Ferndale...
Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster

The site next to the Houses of Parliament where the Holocaust memorial will be.

1 February 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
There is to be a competition to find the design for a new Holocaust Memorial to be erected next to the Houses of Parliament.The site in Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster was announced last month...
Well worth a read.
3 November 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
The wide range of stones used for memorials makes cemeteries potential geological treasure troves, as is demonstrated in a new book, The Geology of Oxford Gravestones.In it, the authors, Nina Morgan...
The pin memorial fixing system is pulled from the ground on a rainy September day in Redhill.
3 November 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Anton Matthews, who developed the Stone-Safe memorial fixing system, has continued his campaign to show that the single pin fixing system of the type approved by NAMM (the National Association of...
The Bastion Memorial to the fallen service personnel in Afghanistan, made by R Pascoe & Sons and installed by Young Johnson.
3 November 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
R Pascoe & Sons, which lays claim to being Cornwall’s largest monumental masons, was commissioned to source and supply the granite for the Bastion Memorial of Remembrance at the National...
David Francis has some advise on using slate for memorials.
3 November 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...
Carrières Plo's Versailles marble at the Shangri-La hotel at The Shard in London.
7 October 2015 | Natural Stone Memorials
Carrières Plo, the company that runs the largest granite quarry in France from which the 117tonne Tsunami Memorial unveiled by Prince Charles at the Natural History Museum was made, will be among...

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