30 June 2013
On the Evening of June 29th a party of 17 met in the Stone Village of Hallaton, Leicestershire. “Hallaton” is the Hallowed or Holy Place. It was also an iron-age place of gatherings and religious ceremonies and feasts. Many iron-age coins were found in the parish which made international news. Hallaton is also home to the Roman religious site of St. Morrell’s chapel and a well which was a place of pilgrimage nearby.
06 June 2013
Sherborne is hidden away in the rolling Dorset countryside. Take time to visit the Abbey Church, the ancient buildings in this charming market town, and don’t miss Sherborne castle, once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh who lost his head!
27 May 2013
Watching a skilled stonemason at work is mesmerising, to bring a dormant lump of heavy stone to life is beyond most mortal men but specialist historic building conservation and restoration company FWA have men who can create miracles.
19 May 2013
We were joined by the Rector, the Rev’d David Maylor for our tour of Barnack Church on the evening of May 18th which was attended by 24 members. Stephen Hart, a retired architect, author and a member of the Men of the Stones Committee, led us on a journey through five centuries of the church’s architectural history.
05 May 2013
Cambridgeshire-based CEL, are the countries leading manufacturer of sandcast sheet lead. How this valuable and malleable material is formed is fascinating and the basic process hasn’t changed since Roman times.
27 April 2013
Carbon from the fires of Manchester and Chesterfield covered Derbyshire’s famous Chatsworth house in black grime. But after a year’s work specialist stone restorers and masons have cleaned all the muck away and the house now looks very much like it would have done when it was remodelled over 200 years ago.
27 April 2013
Yorkshire’s Castle Howard is so large and richly decorated the human eye can’t take it all in at first glance So stop and take a moment to feast on one of the grandest private homes in the country.
26 April 2013
Michael Tebbutt, a former Chairman of the Society and retiring Vice Chairman, outlines a way ahead for the Society, and wishes the new team every success in achieving their aims.
05 April 2013
Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales has the bearing of a castle but on closer inspection something seems to be seriously wrong with the building.
20 March 2013
Driving towards Conwy Castle in North Wales it’s hard to imagine hundreds of workmen crawling over it like ants during the frenzied four years it took to build the mammoth towers and walls.