a trip across the border to the badlands (well, Suffolk, and it’s nice actually)

I installed a memorial in Thrandeston (near Diss) this week and visited it to take some photographs with the sun on the carving. It is Woodkirk stone, from near Dewsbury. There are some pictures below CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS FOR A BETTER LOOK :

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While I was in the area I went to see another stone I’d carved nearby in Cratfield, this stone has the inscription on both sides but in a very different design. There are some pictures of that here, it is weathering beautifully, and is also York stone but from Johnsons Wellfield Quarry (I think from memory they called it Rocking stone as opposed to Crossland Hill sandstone):

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I also saw some beautiful 18th century stones in Cratfield. I am always on the lookout for these and waited until the sun was right to get these pictures. Below these memorials are some pictures of the beautiful pews (or to use the local accent bootiful poos, which reminds me of meeting a tradesman doing some building work in Sibton and he explained it was great that they had moovable poos there!). I love the simplicity of these pews, they remind me of pictish carvings.

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I'm a stonecarver and lettercutter. See my work at www.teucerwilson.co.uk
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2 Responses to a trip across the border to the badlands (well, Suffolk, and it’s nice actually)

  1. Rowan-hull@talktalk.net says:

    Nice blog mate. Did you pop into the Poacher there. Used to be a great pub. Remember playing the piano there back in the day. Bootiful poos. Hope alls ok out there in bandit country. X Mark

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  2. Rowan-hull@talktalk.net says:

    Those lAst pews are incredibly phallic!

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