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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...
The NMBVA memorial and pathway made by HL Perfitt before being unveiled and afterwards as wreaths are laid.
17 September 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
A granite memorial made by Ipswich company HL Perfitt has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire. It commemorates the many thousands of men who fought in...
David Francis discusses gravestones that change colour.
17 September 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...
15 August 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...
Lettering Arts Centre opens in Suiffolk on 25 March.
16 May 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
Harriet Frazer, the founder of Memorial by Artists – which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year – has opened a new Lettering Arts Centre at Snape, Suffolk, near her home.It will...
The Mystery Surfer seeks out the more interesting websites in the stone industry.
16 May 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
The NSS Mystery Surfer trawls the internet to find the latest website developments by companies involved in the stone industry.Selling online is not proving as easy as some people seem to have...
MAB spread the word about memorials at Who Do You Think You Are Live
16 April 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) took the message of stone memorialisation to the Who Do You Think You Are Live genealogy exhibition at Olympia, London, last month (February). There were nearly 14,...
The insolvency of Simply Memorials has left 176 families without the headstones they had paid for.
22 February 2013 | Natural Stone Memorials
The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) has donated £2,000 to a fund to help people who bought headstones from Simply Memorials on the internet. The company, which was not a NAMM...
Ken Howe's iTombe stone has an iPad in front and a solar panel on the reverse to power it.
11 December 2012 | Natural Stone Memorials
At 64, Ken Howe is a traditional sort of stonemason working in Waterfoot, Lancashire, but his latest headstone has come bang up to date with a solar panel powering an iPad set into the York stone.Ken...
Robyn Golden-Hann working on the Chilmark memorial to polar bear victim Horatio Chapple.
11 December 2012 | Natural Stone Memorials
Stonecarver Robyn Golden-Hann has hand-cut a Chilmark limestone memorial stone for Horatio’s Garden – a garden at Salisbury hospital named after the 17-year-old killed by a polar bear...
17 September 2012 | Natural Stone Memorials
The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) is asking for help with information about a 19th century mason called G P White of London.NAMM has received an enquiry from Andrew Fox who is trying...
L-R: Head of Masonry Services Shayne Taylor, The Midcounties Co-operative Group General Manager (Funeral) Simon Fisher and mason Chris Wilkinson.
17 September 2012 | Natural Stone Memorials
The United Nations has designated 2012 as International Year of Co-operatives and to commemorate the designation a monument has been unveiled at Midcounties Co-operative’s HQ in Warwick. The 1....

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