Monumental mason in Speke, T. Lyon & Son, have stonemasons on staff who create bespoke memorials from stone to mark the graves of those who go before us. The art of carving and shaping stone today is often done with many of the same tools used by the early stonemasons. A mallet and chisels are still basic essentials of the trade. The air-driven pneumatic hammer to which tools are attached has been used since the late 1800’s. However, we’ve adopted new innovations and tools that can make the work easier on us and much faster. What once took a week can now be done in a day. That efficiency is a major factor in controlling the cost of memorials. Our family owned company has been established since 1929. The company and the skills have been handed down from generation to generation.
Through the generations, there have been as many reasons to commission a monument for a gravesite as there are cultures. For those in Speke, a monumental mason always endeavoures to provide the stone monument for the common cause. For most everyone, the primary reason to set a headstone is to remember the one who has passed. It marks the final resting place, defines the life span and usually stands as a symbol of how this life was lived. For the family, a memorial stone serves as a touchstone they return to again and again, for reflection and comfort. We work closely with the family to design and create a monument that reflects their love for a family member.
As a monumental mason in Speke, we can walk the local cemeteries and glimpse a bit of history from the monuments. They help define the beliefs, hardships, wars, and even occupations that are now history. So when you come to us to create a memorial for a loved one, you are contributing to that bit of history for future generations. We are going to do our very best to express what you want to convey. Some question the value of continuing with the tradition of placing a grave monument. Contact us when you want to discuss the creation of a monument for your loved one. We think the tradition has value, not just now, but for future generations. We are here to help you carve your message in stone.