Category Archives: found lettering

old stone working machinery

We’re working away in Dewsbury this week, lettercutting some kerb stones for a garden of remembrance in Dalton Churchyard (see the main carving panels here). We are using workshop space in Calder Masonry stone yard, rather than transport everything twice. … Continue reading

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Vale of Belvoir Angels

I recently travelled through Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire on my way back to Norfolk from Worcestershire and took the opportunity to visit the Vale of Belvoir (pronounced beaver). I have known for years that there were many slate memorials in the … Continue reading

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what’s with the weird ” s ” and ” ſ ” letters in that last plaque, are they neceſsary ?

following a comment on my last post, which featured a plaque from Holt Church, I am posting some useful links for those who are wondering why a lot of 17-18th century inscriptions and earlier manuscripts have the different forms of … Continue reading

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18th Century lettering in Holt

I came across this plaque yesterday in St Andrew’s church in Holt. I haven’t seen anything quite like this before, it is stunning. The inscription states at the top that “This table is erected in memory of William Briggs”. I … Continue reading

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I came across this wonderful sign on a walk the other day, in Heydon. I photographed it and gave it a tap to hear the satisfying ding of cast iron – but found it was made of plastic. I still … Continue reading

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