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Bespoke Memorials

Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales

Show here is a memorial in the form of Liverpool Football club

In the past we have been commissioned to create memorials reflecting the loved ones interest in their hobbies, professions, lifestyles, religions or origins. We have done this by using illustrations, pictures, shapes, materials to provide a unique and fitting memorial.

We have relationships with a number of sculptors, artists, and calligraphers that we can commission on your behalf to design and produce any form of memorial that you may desire.

Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales

The Tardis was manufactured in Welsh Slate for a young boy, the pavement providing an inscription area

Some restriction may apply according to the cemetery or local authority, we will happily advise you on what is permitted.

The first step would be that we would like to meet with you, so that we can get a better understanding of your thoughts and requirements. Once we have an outline of your requirements we will produce an artists impression of what is proposed and a detailed estimate of costs.

A further meeting may be needed to finalise the design.

The manufacture and fitting in the cemetery will then proceed. At all times we will keep you informed of the likely time scale.

Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales

The Handbag

Asked by a client to manufacture a replica of their daughter's favourite hand bag and shoes. To include a clasp depicted 'SpongeBob Square pants'. We were able to instruct a sculptor to craft a clay, slightly larger than life, model of the shoes and handbag. These were taken to our client for their approval which was given. A statuary bronze foundry that we use then produced the bronze versions by the 'lost wax' process. We finally welded the strap and shoes to form the version you can see. It is fitted with strong ground anchors in a churchyard in the Oxford area.

Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales

The war Memorial Aberkenfig

This is a memorial we were commissioned to manufacture and fit. It replaces a plaque in a local work mans hall. Made from a light grey granite engraved with the names of the local fallen in both world wars. War memorials are surprisingly required fairly often due to road alterations or building alterations, or simply to replace memorials which have worn beyond repair. Other new memorials have been erected in Caerphilly (1995) and in Whyllie, near Blackwood (2012).

James Owen - Defender of Rorke's Drift

James Owen - Defender of Rorke's Drift

We were commissioned to provide a memorial to a survivor of the Battle of Rorke's Drift 1879. The real story is as real as the film (Zulu 1964) we are told. John Owen died in 1938 and for some time his grave was lost, but researchers of the Battle of Rorke's Drift found it and then sought to mark the grave. We volunteered to provide this memorial at our cost.

Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales

Aberbargoed War Memorial

We were commissioned to renovate the gates and stone work at Aberbargoed War Memorial Garden. As part of this work the local authority commissioned us to manufacture and fit three coats of arms carved in Welsh slate. Original drawings were prepared and converted to 3D images for approval of the authority. The 24 inch (60cm) discs of Welsh Slate were carved by the CNC process. Skilled artists were employed to paint the sculptures with suitable enamel for outdoor carvings. The photographs show the Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force coats of arms.

Bespoke memorials designed and built in South Wales

Lance Corporal Gwillam Jenkins, the mascot Taffy VI

Lance Corporal Gwillam Jenkins, the mascot Taffy VI

Today we were proud to be able to fit the new memorial we have made to the Royal Welsh Regiment's late Mascot goat.

Officially known as Lance Corporal Gwillam Jenkins, the mascot Taffy VI was descended from a blood line of Royal Regimental Goats which have been on parade since 1777. The new memorial in a small garden within the Cardiff Maindy Barracks now stands with 6 others commemorating previous mascots. It has been a great honour to work with the officers and staff of the Royal Welsh Regiment.