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15 December 2000
The image of a stonemason represented in a Portland stone carving now stands on a promontory overlooking Chesil Beach on the approach to Tout Quarry, one of the island\'s many quarries. The sculpture...
15 December 2000
Stone and conservation specialists Stoneguard invited customers and friends on to the Tattershall Castle paddle steamer at London\'s Victoria Embankment on the third Thursday in November to taste the...
15 December 2000
Sluggan Bridge, a Cairngorm pink granite Scheduled Monument with a 20m arch spanning the River Dulnain in the Scottish Highlands, is being restored thanks to a national cycle network being created...
 
15 December 2000
Jackie Edwards, appointed as office manager of the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) in August, has left following a bereavement.Theresa Quinn, the chief executive and the driving force...
15 December 2000
Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, laid the foundation stone of the new Building Crafts College being constructed in Kennard Road, London E15, on 8 December.The...
15 December 2000
What used to be a bus depot in Barnstaple, North Devon, has been transformed into a waterfront leisure and recreational area thanks to Mouselow Yorkstone paving and granite setts supplied by Charcon...
15 December 2000
New plans by the Government should keep money flowing into the construction industry.A White Paper, Our Towns...
15 December 2000
A new safety harness for working at height could improve the productivity of operatives, says the company selling the system.The system is called Cable Safe and is the brainchild of Stephen Murten,...
15 December 2000
Building Exhibitions Management (BEM) in Solihull, West Midlands, are official sponsors of UK companies for overseas building and construction exhibitions working on behalf of Trade Partners UK. They...
15 November 2000
Indian masons brought to England at a wage of 30p a day to help build a Hindu temple in Wembley should be paid the national minimum wage.Officials of UCATT, the construction union, made the BBC news...
15 November 2000
An audience of more than 200 was attracted to the Flett Theatre at the Natural History Museum, London, for this year\'s 26th annual Donovan Purcell Memorial Lecture.The presentation followed last...
15 November 2000
Theresa Quinn, the chief executive of the National Association of Memorial Masons and its driving force for 11 years, has handed in her resignation. She will leave at Christmas, although she has...
15 November 2000
John Frith of stone fireplace specialists Warmsworth Stone Ltd, Doncaster, died unexpectedly on 23 October. He was 57. The funeral service took place on 31 October at Doncaster crematorium.John...
15 November 2000
Eric Bignell, the editor of Natural Stone Specialist, officially cut the ribbon to mark the expansion of Farmington Natural Stone\'s quarry at Northleach, Gloucestershire. Bignell said: It is good to...
15 November 2000
Michael Goulding, 21, a mason with S...

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