Fieldwork

Earth Caches vs. Floods

February 20, 201410:17 amNovember 10, 2015 3:32 pm

Our very first Earth Cache on building stones around Bewdley went up online for the first time earlier this month and we are (justifiably) excited. For the uninitiated among you, an Earth Cache is a high tech hybrid of a treasure hunt and a game of I-spy in which basically, you must go to a […]

Roadshows, mail-outs and many more site visits

May 13, 20134:10 pmNovember 10, 2015 3:53 pm

Its been a busy month with the Building Stones team. With – as the post title suggests – a heady mix of public events, letter writing and reconnaissance of the two counties’ innumerable lovely towns and villages. Beth has been presiding over a Herculean effort to make contact with the 500-or-so of you who asked […]

Royal Forest Pennant Quarry

Forest Pennant Site Visit

April 12, 201312:07 pmNovember 10, 2015 3:44 pm

Yesterday Beth and Kate spent a wonderful morning with Nick from Forest Pennant Natural Stone Products, in the Forest of Dean (www.forestpennant.com).  We had a tour of the Stone Yard and saw the local stone being turned from 10 tonne blocks into sheets, stones, and sculptures by the highly skilled workforce.  This was followed by […]

All systems go!

March 27, 201312:47 pmNovember 10, 2015 3:45 pm

Hello all, The Building Stones team at the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust is now at full complement and, having got the go ahead from the generous folks at the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are getting stuck into the project ahead of us. A Thousand Years of Building with Stone  is a three-and-a-half year […]