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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...
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...
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...
David Francis considers resins for fixing memorials.
9 December 2013 | 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...
North East Lincolnshire Council says it will start selling memorials this month (October).
20 November 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
While the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) is fighting a council’s right to sell gravestones to the public, the council has announced that it is one of NAMM’s members that...
20 November 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
I, not only as a stonemason, have issues with this ill considered idea by the North East Lincolnshire Council selling memorials. The council says it is a member of NAMM and on the British Register of...
20 November 2013 | 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 believes training should be followed up by checking.
15 October 2013 | 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...
Enterprising Councils – but NAMM believes one council has taken a step too far and in the wrong direction by selling memorials to the public.
17 September 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
The latest move by a council to sell memorials directly to the public 'at cost' has highlighted the threat to a wide range of businesses from the 2011 Localism Act that allows councils to...
Darren Moran (left) and Barry Kavanagh of McKeon Stone with Aisling Giannikis and Patricia Shortall (right) with the headstone in Rathnew Cemetery.
17 September 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
Irish RTE radio talk show host, writer and presenter Ryan Tubridy was clearly moved as he told listeners about the tragic case of Aisling Giannikis, whose husband died of a heart attack shortly...
DBR has prepared the Cenotaph for the World War I centenary.
17 September 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
Following three months of cleaning and repointing by London stone, conservation and cleaning specialist DBR, the Cenotaph on Whitehall has emerged from behind its scaffolding ready for this year...
The memorial to the WWII air crew being installed in the Scottish Highlands.
17 September 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
A memorial made by A&J Robertson (Granite) Ltd of Aberdeen from a 1.2tonne block of Karin Grey granite was flown into the Scottish Highlands by Chinook helicopter this month (August) to mark the...

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