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ANDOVER ADVERTISER: Master woodturner creates cathedral works in wife's memory (03/13/2019)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
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ANDOVER ADVERTISER: Master woodturner creates cathedral works in wife's memory (03/13/2019) By Elliott Binks

A MASTER craftsman has honoured the memory of his wife of 50 years with a commission for St Paul’s Cathedral.

Stuart Mortimer, of Grateley, was asked by the historic London cathedral to produce a pair of prayer torchères – tall wooden stands that hold candles to illuminate prayer books.

“It was commissioned after my wife died a year ago,” said Stuart.

“What convinced me to do it was that they allowed me to make them in memory of Linda.

“The company [which commissioned me] really thought the world of her as well. I think that’s why they asked me to do it.”

 Linda died suddenly in March last year, two weeks shy of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.

 

(Pictured are Stuart and his younger sister Mary at the with the torcheres at St Paul's cathedral.)

 

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