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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...
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...
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,...
 
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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