Thank-you to all the participants and the general public for making this first event so succesful.
Obviously the weather played a huge part in the outcome of the weekend and it was great to see so many people wanting to have a go, I had only scheduled 4hrs of have a go sessions and I think I actually did over 20, I hope that this gives everyone young and old a small insight into the world of masonry.
My Mermaid carving helped raise £1500 for the festival and thus enabled me to give most of the profit from the auction to my chosen charities.
The Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust will receive £1635 and The Gloucester Geology Trust will receive £1090.
Obviously we also had other generous donations from Heritage Lottery funding via Gloucester City Council and of course the stone which without it this event couldn’t have gone ahead. So a huge thank-you to Veizeys Quarry in Tetbury for their magnificent stone.
The organisers of The Tall Ships Festival and The Priory Trust have both welcomed me back for 2015 so I look forward to seeing some of you then!
Here are a few photos from the last day.
The winner of my mermaid figurehead was Brian from The Forest of Dean and his one ticket was pulled out of over 750 tickets that were sold, so well done Brian.
My work does not end here as in 2015 we will return, I have some tweaking to do and now you have experienced the first one it can only get better from here!!