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Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres

Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres.

16 December 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), which looks after the memorials of 1.7million servicemen and women who died during the two world wars in more than 23,000 locations in 150 countries...
Willow Row Barrow

The entrance to the new round barrow at Willow Row. In the spring it will be covered in meadow grass.

9 December 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Sacred Stones is a company that has been established to build meaningful stone resting places for cremated remains. Its ‘barrows’ are inspired by the ancient burial mounds of our...
Tom Nicholl

Tom Nicholls with the memorial he carved for the Barnardo's children.

6 December 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
“I AM THE SWIFTUPLIFTING RUSH OFQUIET BIRDS INCIRCLED FLIGHT”The quote above is from a sonnet by Mary Elizabeth Frye, the only poem for which she is generally remembered. It has been...
New merchant seamen memorial

The new memorial in Weymouth to merchant seamen who died in the First and Second World Wars.

12 November 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
A ‘long voyage’ has come to an end with the unveiling of a memorial in Albion Stone’s Grove Whitbed Portland limestone to honour the merchant sailors who lost their lives at sea in...
Caroline Dear memorial

The unveiling in November.

12 November 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
On 10 November, the day before Armistice Day, there was quite a gathering on a piece of reclaimed land at the entrance to Romney railway station in Hampshire when a new World War I centenary memorial...
Cross of Ginchy

The Cross of Ginchy memorial in Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin commemorates the sacrifice of the 16th Irish Division during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The President of France was to have been at a dedication ceremony, but a terrorist attack in France kept him away.

5 October 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Irish company Stone Source, supplied by McKeon Stone, gets a stark reminder that conflicts continue as it builds new World War I memorials in Abuja and Dublin.The building of new memorials to the...
Robertson Memorials

The new A&J Robertson premises under construction.

1 October 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Memorial wholesaler A&J Robertson (Granite) Ltd of Aberdeen will be moving into new 1,800m2 premises next year that are currently under construction (pictured right).The business, which supplies...
Mike Dewar

Mike Dewar, a soldier who brought peace to warring memorial masons.

12 September 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Mike Dewar, who moved into PR after successful careers in the army and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, taking over in 1995 the account for what became the Memorial Awareness Board...
David Francis

David Francis.

5 September 2016 | 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...
Armed Forces Memorial

The Portland limestone Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, is due to re-open in November after a year's closure for repair and improvements less than a decade since it was built.

31 August 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Portland limestone Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum is due to re-open in November following a year undergoing major renovation work less than a decade after the...
Robertson Granite

Robertson Granite's stand at the NAMM Tradex exhibition last year. Robertson is one of the UK's leading memorial wholesalers.

30 August 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Scottish memorial wholesaler A&J Robertson (Granite) Ltd, based in Aberdeen and supplying the whole of the UK, has been fined £23,500 after an employee's back was crushed by a slab of...
Round Barrow

The Round Barrow as it looks now under construction at Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire.

19 August 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
A company called Sacred Stones, set up by two stoneworkers, an entrepreneur and a molecular scientist, is offering a new way of commemorating cremated remains.The company has been formed by Martin...
fallen headstones

Gravestones knocked over by vandals at North Sheen cemetery in London on Saturday night.

16 August 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
More gravestones have been pushed over by vandals. This time around 50 stones were knocked over in Hammersmith & Fulham Council's cemetery at North Sheen in London on Saturday night (13-14...
Immigham cemetery

The report on the Grimsby Telegraph website in May when the Garden of remembrance was opened (go to the website).

19 July 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Thieves have stolen the 'Black Slate' paving slabs from a new garden of remembrance opened in May in a cemetery at Immingham, North East Lincolnshire.The riven dark shale slabs, about 30m2 of...
Kenward website

The NAMM logo disappeared from the Kenward & Son shops and website when the company was charged with using it illegally because it was not a member of NAMM.

25 June 2016 | Natural Stone Memorials
Memorial masonry company Kenward & Son Ltd, with outlets in Greenford and Yiewsley, West London, and Director Nicholas Batt have had fines imposed on them for using the NAMM logo when they were...