On site with the Naval Service Memorial

Work is now well underway on the the Naval Service Memorial groundworks on site at the National Memorial Arboretum. The foundations and footings for the glassworks are in place with phase 2, the foundations for the granite terrace being dug out. The glass itself has been printed and toughened and will be ready to install [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00April 28th, 2014|Earthworks, Memorials|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial journey

            2010-01-01 12.04.56 copy Some exciting progress with the glass for the Naval Service Memorial being screen printed last week. Click the link above to see one of the panels being printed at Proto Studios in Wiltshire. The next stage is a journey up to County Durham for the toughening [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00April 1st, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

John Smith V.C. to be honoured in Ticknall

I am delighted to have been asked to make a plaque to commemorate the achievement of Sergeant John Smith who was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857. John was a shoe makers son who was brought up in the small Derbyshire village of Ticknall. During the Indian Mutiny, serving as a Sergeant in the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:34+00:00October 20th, 2013|lettering, Memorials|0 Comments

An ashes summer

I will soon be starting work on a large granite sculpture of 2 cricketers. The sculpture stands on the site of a former cricket pitch in Leicestershire and commemorates a number of former players whose ashes were spread on the site. The sculpture will be carved in Mountsorrel granite, the same stone that I used to [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:34+00:00July 24th, 2013|Memorials, Sculpture, stone carving weekend|0 Comments

Saturday, Sunday, Monday….

That was a crazy few days. I spent saturday at an exhibition in Quorn in Leicestershire where the work produced by local children and adults from the workshops that we have been running was on display. The exhibition, part of the public art project to produce some large scale public art works for a meadow in the [...]

Bevin Boys finally honoured

The Bevin Boys were finally given the recognition they deserve today when the memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire was unveild today by HRH the Countess Of Wessex. The event was attended by dozens of Bevin Boys from all over the Country while the National Press were out in big numbers to mark [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:35+00:00May 7th, 2013|Memorials|0 Comments

Bevin Boy memorial to be dedicated

A couple of years ago I created a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum  in Staffordshire for the Bevin Boys. The Bevin Boys were conscripted to work down the mines during the 2nd world war but were never officially recognised for their part in the war effort until very recently. The memorial was installed with [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:36+00:00April 17th, 2013|lettering, Memorials|0 Comments