St Swithin’s Church open day

28 October, 2013 – 12:01 pm

I was invited to demonstrate and run my have a go sessions at The St Swithin’s Church Community open day. The event was run by the Churches Conservation Trust and enabled the people of Worcester to have a look inside ask questions and see what the trust are trying to do. There were other activities for young and old to do and obviously my section was very popular with people of all ages.

I really enjoyed talking to people explaining about stonemasonry and conservation and obviously demonstrating my skill as a stonemason.

With money raised the trust are hoping to get some Urns carved which replace the ones that stood on the parapet of the church. Using this I decided to make some drawings and design an urn that reflected the Palladian style that the Church is constructed in. Obviously I wouldn’t be able to finish the carving but I made a start before the day so that I had something to show the general public and I was able to demonstrate the masonry techniques as well as have some rudimentary drawings to show people.

I hope that giving talks and demonstrations show the general public are able to appreciate the work and dedication that goes into preserving and restoring ancient buildings.

Watch this space for more dates.






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