Stone Federation would like to congratulate former Stone Federation President, Peter Harrison for being the recipient of the stone industry’s highest award, the Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal.
Peter was presented with his medal by the Duke of Gloucester himself at Worshipful Company of Masons’ Master’s Banquet in London’s Mansion House.
The Medal, which was introduced in 2010, is awarded every two years, to honour an individual in the craft of stonemasonry or the natural stone industry whose work is of considerable merit and who is acknowledged by his or her peers for the excellence of their contribution.
The idea for recognition for those in stonemasonry was originally mooted in the 1980s when it was noted that stonemasonry did not have any kind of recognition or a supreme accolade.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, who trained as an architect and has an affinity for stonemasonry, also felt that some form of recognition should be created and was instrumental in developing the concept of a recognition for stonemasonry befitting the millennia-old craft.