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Northampton Football Club - The Walter Tull Memorial

Northampton erected a memorial to their former player outside Sixfields Stadium in 1999 and still take the lead in remembering one of English football\u2019s first pioneers.

After making his name with the amateurs of Clapton, Tull had enjoyed early success at Tottenham making 20 appearances, scoring four goals, before he was purchased by Herbert Chapman\u2019s Northampton in 1911. In spite of the racism he faced from opponents and opposition supporters, he played more than 100 times for the club and became an established member of the side which regularly challenged at the top end of the Southern League.
Tull was among the first to sign up when war was declared in 1914. A member of the footballers\u2019 battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, he fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 30 May, 1917 despite laws supposedly preventing him from doing so. Tull was cited for his \u201cgallantry and coolness\u201d during the Italian offensive of that year after safely leading 26 men on a night raiding party.

The memorial, which is comprised of sheets of Carrera Marble, Dove grey marble & Welsh slate had weathered over the last 18 years leaving the carved lettering illegible with algae and lichen growth over a large area of the stones.

It was an honour to restore the memorial on behalf of The Cobblers and Northampton Town.
The stones were cleaned, polished and each letter repainted so Walter's story could be easily read once again

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This stunning fire surround was the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary.
The clients wanted a conventional Victorian Carrera marble fire surround with fluted jambs. We then up-cycled their existing Star Galaxy Granite worktops to be used as the fire hearth, shelf & inserts.
It's always nice to do something a little bit different!

The second set of images are for a nursing home company, who we install fire surrounds for nationwide.
This particular surround was in Portuguese limestone with an electric fire insert. Installed in Solihull, Birmingham

Glendon Farm Montessori and Forest School

It was a pleasure to give a helping hand to Glendon Farm Montessori and Forest School yesterday, even the kids mucked in!

Friends helping friends \u263a\ufe0f

Have a great bank holiday weekend everybody!\ud83e\udd17

A J Mills Master Masons

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Pipewell Hall

This week the team have just finished the restoration of the gate pier at this historic hall in Northamptonshire.

The pier had collapsed after being struck by a delivery lorry!
As a result we had to supply & carve a new Pier Cap but to the client\u2019s delight our masons managed to salvage and reuse all of the remaining original stone.

Pipewell Hall is due to feature in Hello! Magazine with England Rugby star James Haskell & Chloe Madeley\u2019s wedding engagement photos.
Hopefully they get some good shots of our boys \ud83d\ude0e

We hope everyone has had a great Easter weekend!

A J Mills Master Masons

Steve Lyddall

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A 10FT Plaque and a little bit of history...

A J Mills were recently appointed by Stepnall Ltd to construct and install a 10ft war memorial in the newly built Memorial Centre, Mountsorrel.

The old Memorial Hall had been in use since 1906 and had always held a prominent and established role within the local community.
After the Second World War, driven by a desire for a tangible commemoration of those who died in the war, fundraising began for the building of a new hall.
A local landowner, Mr Robert Dudley Par, agreed a donation of land for the new centre on the condition that a plaque be erected in the hall to commemorate his relatives.

The plaque can be seen in the foyer of the hall, on the opposite wall to the memorial plaque which bears the names of those villagers who gave their lives in the Second World War.

The Welsh Slate plaque stands over 10ft tall and has 115 names individually engraved and painted in bronze enamel. It even makes our 6ft 1 Steve look small!!!

For any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact our team.
Tel: 01536 713 714
Email: info\u0040ajmillsstone.com

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Last year Kettering Borough Council asked A J Mills Master Masons to carry out the restoration of the London road cemetery wall.

Our skilled stone masons dismantled the 18 meters of old cemetery wall and rebuilt it following the original design.
The existing wrought iron railings were then repainted, giving an excellent finish.

If you have any enquiries for restoration work, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

office: 01536 713714
Email: info\u0040ajmillsstone.com

Match of the Day

it was an honour to be involved with all at Kettering Town Football Club to create a small but fitting tribute to the Poppies Family.