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15 January 2001
KEY STAGE AT WADDESDON. Lifting a two tonne cupola into place on the East Tower of Waddesdon Manor marked a key stage in the £800,000 refurbishment of the Manor in Buckinghamshire for Lichfield...
15 December 2000
There were 270 people at the Shaw Park Plazo Hotel in London in November to see the Portland limestone building at the East end of the Guildhall Yard win the Millennium Natural Stone Award for New...
15 December 2000
As the Queen\'s official opening of the Great Court Scheme of the British Museum approached, English Heritage made a statement saying it had advised the London Borough of Camden that the demolition...
 
15 December 2000
The new ExCeL exhibition centre in London\'s fast developing docklands is already proving a hit with exhibitors booked in for the fifth Natural Stone Show...
15 December 2000
Hydraulic Lias Lime (Hl2) have continued their 60% year on year growth rate. It\'s been a hugely successful year, says Mike Farey, the managing director of the British company successfully competing...
15 December 2000
Easipoint are offering a high strength specialist pourable mortar for use with granite setts. Called Settpoint, it typically achieves a strength of 30N/mm2 after 24 hours and 50N/mm2 at 28 days. It...
15 December 2000
The story in last month\'s NSS about Abbey Memorials\' investment in dust extraction caused some concern among readers.We received several letters about it, all making the point that while it was...
15 December 2000
With unemployment at its lowest level for 20 years there are concerns in some quarters that employers finding it hard to recruit people will bid up the price of labour and set inflation rising.Third...
15 December 2000
As the Rethinking Construction initiative, designed to improve the way the construction industry works, celebrated its second anniversary in November, one of the most significant statistics to emerge...
15 December 2000
Natural Stone Specialist magazine has a new useful and user-friendly website. It provides you with your first port of call for accessing the stone industry on the Internet.The site includes news of...
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...

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