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Nector Business Awards

Whoop whoop Samuel-James Wilson has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Nector Business Awards in the Trades Person Category. This is fantastic news, as Samuel-James is clearly a very talented, knowledgeable and skilled bricklayer. Fingers crossed. Nector Business Awards

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St. Andrews Church – Starbeck Church – Update

An excellent update blog by Samuel-James Wilson on his campaign to protect the integrity and heritage of a local church. Samuel-James shares with us some of the recent correspondence he has received from the local council and company carrying out the work, which do

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Symm – Week 1

After cold weather preventing work on site for a while, Samuel-James Wilson has been able to get back on site and to lay some bricks at last. Some of the materials contrast quite strongly with what he has been learning

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Assisting Dr. Gerard Lynch

Building apprentice Samuel-James Wilson found himself in my neck of the woods this week and it was a joy to read what he saw in Henley that I hadn’t seen with my own eyes. He also got the opportunity to attend an

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Dr. Gerard Lynch [The Red Mason] – Week 1

Samuel-James Wilson shares his experience of his first week on placement with a renowned historical bricks expert. It is interesting to read what he is learning that he did not learn at college. Maybe our contemporary architecture would be different

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