As part of the restoration of the Albert Memorial located in Manchester’s Albert Square four angle figures were removed and examined. The structure dates from Circa 1853 and was nearly demolished in 1971 due to it being in a poor state of repair and remedial work was done to save it. It was deemed that one of the angels was in need of completely re-carving and one needed extensive restoration. The standstone used to fabricate the memorial, although hard became cracked and porous over time and large cracks were visible throughout sections of the carvings.
It was also necessary for me to make a new trumpet using repousee’d brass sheet.