On 4th March Lecturers, Peter Loizou and Phil Scorer, escorted students to Salisbury Cathedral. It was a fantastic visit including a tour above the vaulting and into the spire. They then had a tour of the works department led by Lee Andrews, an ex-student of Weymouth College. It gave students an invaluable insight into many aspects of the job, including pulling details from architectural drawings, methods of marking up, setting out a 4-m length of blind tracery, comprehensive stone scheduling, cutting with a saw and banker work.
Congratulations to Lee Andrews not only for a brilliant day but also, rather belatedly!!, for being selected to undertake a two-year specialist heritage stonemason course. He was chosen by the Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship (CWF) management group to join the next Foundation PDP stonemasonry course which begun in in September. Only seven people are chosen to do the course every two years from across the UK! Read more here >>