20 July 2016
Cathie Clarke talks about her new job as general manager of the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) … she never dreamt that a small dry stone walling project over a decade ago would lead to her rewarding role in the industry.
20 June 2016
The memory of King Edmund, killed in 869, still burns bright in the much restored and skilfully extended St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk.
20 May 2016
People interested in stone know that famous cathedrals, like Ely and Peterborough, were built from Barnack stone. But how many know the history of the famous quarry, which was originally worked by the Romans?
20 April 2015
A square keep, trapped in the middle of Norwich’s bustling city, is all that remains of a huge castle complex built in 1094 that eventually expanded over a 23 acre site.
20 March 2015
Blenheim Palace is close to the busy little town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It was built to reward John Churchill for beating the French army in Germany, but during construction another battle loomed…with Queen Anne.
20 February 2015
There is nothing more beautiful than a British church. Standing solid amid the countryside they look like they could stand for a Millennium. But there is one tiny wood-boring beetle that could bring the roof crashing down.
20 January 2015
After 30 or more years Lady Willoughby de Eresby is standing down as President of the Men of the Stones. Here, in a farewell interview, she talks to editor Mel Russ about her time as head of the charity.
12 May 2014
Editor Mel Russ, who lived in Stamford for a number of years, takes a brief tour around the town and imagines what it must have been like when stagecoaches rolled over the bridge that spans the River Welland.
11 May 2014
When St Mary’s church, which sits on what’s left of the Hervey estate at Horringer, near Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk, looked like becoming a ruin, the 8th Marquess of Bristol set about raising money to restore the building where most of his ancestors are buried.
10 May 2014
For a rare treat visit Littlecote House on the Wiltshire-Berkshire border where you can visit the Tudor house, stroll down to the site of a Roman villa and even wonder what the estate must have been like when it was the home to a regiment of American paratroopers!