Past Events

Confluence of the Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers, Alaska, United States, 1941

Conference Report – Symposium on the Old Red Sandstone, Brecon, October 2014

November 14, 20141:18 pmNovember 12, 2015 4:30 pm

At the start of October Elliot and Kate presented at the inaugural Symposium on the Old Red Sandstone in Brecon. The Old Red Sandstone is the name given to the rocks formed between about 420 and 360 million years ago when Britain was at the margins of an arid desert. Its predominantly red rocks – […]

Stone gathering, The Fold Cafe, Bransford

Volunteer Get-togethers – March 2014

February 1, 20142:27 pmNovember 12, 2015 4:55 pm

To celebrate the work of our wonderful volunteers we are holding Volunteer Get Togethers in March 2014. Why not join us for coffee and cake, and meet some of the volunteers from other clusters, share your discoveries and get ideas for further research. Thank you for all of your work so far and we look […]

Ooilitic Limestone Batik painting

A modern masterpiece

December 3, 201311:33 amNovember 12, 2015 12:12 pm

After the tireless efforts of nearly 500 children and adults last month, we’re very happy to have one of the finished masterpieces hanging proudly on the wall of the project office. The second piece is currently on display in Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum and can be viewed in the Old Library space. We’d […]

When fossils minerals and art collide

October 28, 20139:24 pmNovember 12, 2015 12:13 pm

Just a quick heads up to publicise the fact that from tomorrow we will be staging a wonderful rock and fossil roadshow at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum as part of the Big Draw: a glorious hodgepodge of mineral, microscopes, fossils, art and of course stone built heritage. There are activities to interest […]

Two dry stone wallers at work

A Fair Old Washout

August 27, 20139:53 amNovember 10, 2015 3:40 pm

The start of August saw the Building Stone team and a crack squad of volunteers descend on the Herefordshire County Fair at Hampton Court Gardens near Leominster and in time honored British-Summer fashion, it tipped it down. It wasn’t enough to ruin our spirits though and we made a good day of it; showing off examples […]

Red Dexter Cow at 3 Counties Show (courtesy-David-Merrett-under-a-CCSA-2.0-license)

To Three Counties Show, And Beyond

July 17, 201310:35 amNovember 11, 2015 3:49 pm

The last few weeks have been very much action packed as volunteers start to sign up  the hulking engine of information builds up steam and pulls out of the station, like a benevolent GCHQ. And the cruel irony of this is that no one has had the time to spare to get on here and […]

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 […]