The Stone Shop was founded in it's current form in 2000, by Elaine Cobb and her father, Gordon Newton. Prior to 2000, they both worked, and gained vital experience, at another stonemasonry, and between them they have over 40 years of experience in the stonemasonry industry.
All the staff pride themselves on their experience in giving customers the right advice, in order to help them make the right decisions when it comes to choosing a suitable memorial.
Gordon Newton is an authority on war memorials throughout Great Britain and internationally. He has attended and spoken at many British Legion and veteran group seminars and meetings regarding war memorials.
He was also a founder member of the Friends of War Memorials (now known as the War Memorials Trust), and continues to be a source of knowledge and information for many authorities.