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Barry Watson started his Stonemasonry education at York College in 2005.
He moved down to Somerset in 2006 to work for the Conservation and Restoration Company St.Blaise and to continue his Banker Masonry training at Bath College, which he completed in 2008. Barry worked for St.Blaise for 5 years on a variety of projects, along the way he learnt a multitude of Conservation and Restoration techniques aswell as invaluable on-site experience Setting Out, making full size drawings and templates for large masonry projects. Some of the projects included: Salisbury Cathedral; Waddesdon Manor; St.Marys Church, Portsmouth; Castle Drogo; St. Martin-in-the-fields; St.Gabriels Church, Pimlico; The Guildhall, Chichester and All Saints Church, Maidenhead.
Barry started Goose & Gridiron in 2011 and was involved in two large newbuild projects, Finzels Reach in Bristol for Linfords, and from late 2011 to mid 2012 on The Orangery, a private residence and new-build Victorian Orangery in Warwickshire for Meister Masonry.
Barry carrried out work for Daedalus Conservation 2012-2013 working on St.Giles Church, Barbican and The Keep, a military museum in Dorchester.
Goose and Gridiron are based on the Somerset / Wiltshire border and are currently carrying out projects from their workshop in Horningsham
...And, since a picture says a thousand words, here is a video of my fellow mason Adrian and I waxing lyrical (!) at a charity carving event in aid of the MS foundation, held at the George Inn in Croscombe.