Stonemasons Festival 2011

5 December, 2010 – 5:41 pm

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 May 2011

An invitation to masons, carvers, sculptors and stonework apprentices to take part in a Stone Carving Festival organised by The Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow, as a fund-raising event to contribute to the £27,000 urgently needed to conserve the stonework and many important monuments in St Laurence’s.


  • The World of Myths and Magic
  • The World of Imagination and Imagery

Come and join us for a weekend of carving and conservation in the centre of historic Ludlow, one of the most beautiful towns in England.

We are indebted to Grinshill Quarry of Shrewsbury, which is supplying sandstone in blocks measuring 12” long x 12” wide x 7” bed height or 8” long x 8” wide x 12” bed height.

Two prizes will be presented for the best stone carvings, one judged by ‘the people’, i.e. the visitors to the Festival on Saturday and Sunday, and one by ‘the peers’, i.e. the participants.

All stones will be auctioned on the afternoon of Sunday 22 May, and the proceeds donated to the Conservation Trust.

Registration Fee
£10 person, all skill levels.
Price includes food (excluding breakfast) as outlined below
Accomodation can be booked from £23.50 a night B&B

Friday 20 May
Arrive afternoon/evening – registration at St Laurence’s before 8.00 pm
3.30 – 8.00 pm Register at St Laurence’s Church
Refreshments available

Saturday 21 May
09.30 – 6.00 pm The Stone Carving Festival!
Food and refreshments provided during the day at St Laurence’s
7.00 pm Evening meal and entertainment

Sunday 22 May
09.30 – 3.00 pm Stone Carving Festival continues
Food and refreshments provided during the day at St Laurence’s
3.30 Auction of stone carvings to the public

For information on how to book, please contact Rosemary Wood who is organising this event.



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