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The life & death of Blackpools gigantic wheel
The life & death of Blackpool’s gigantic wheel
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The life & death of Blackpool’s gigantic wheel

Blackpool – the entertainment seaside capital of the North takes its name from the peat-stained, black waters that for centuries flowed out of an ancient water course draining the low lying, swampy area of Marton…

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Carved Peacock Cottage Millstone
Carved Cottage Millstone
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Carved Cottage Millstone

A DANDELION speciality is the supply of old millstones, grindstones or old stone garden rollers on which our Master Stone Carver will carve your house name

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Foraging Boulder
An Interesting Use of a Stone Trough
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An Interesting Use of a Stone Trough

During the winter of 2014-15, a north Lancashire DANDELION customer had an old tree felled on the edge of their garden, which left an attractive stump covered in moss thrusting up among the perennial plants…

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Keeping The Home Fires Burning – Yorkshire Peat
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Keeping The Home Fires Burning – Yorkshire Peat

The Story of Yorkshire Peat The gritstone moors of the South Pennines and the limestone hills and mountains of the Yorkshire Dales tend to be of tabular form with poorly drained summits. The peat banks…

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The Dufton Rake Makers Story
The Dufton Rake Makers Story
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The Dufton Rake Makers Story

The Dufton Rake makers The beautiful, ancient, red sandstone-built village of Dufton, near Appleby- In-Westmoreland is located in the verdant Eden Valley lying between the Pennines and the Lake District. Hereabouts, this tranquil and beautiful…

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Some ideas for garden designers
Some ideas for garden designers, architects and landscapers from our recent stock
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Some ideas for garden designers, architects and landscapers from our recent stock

Sandstone "Stoop" or Standing StoneA truly fine specimen of a roughly hewn Rossendale Sandstone ‘Stoop’ or ‘Standing Stone’ with rounded top. The ‘Stoop’ dramatically tapers from top to base; there are two small, hand-cut square…

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Summerhouse Clough
Summerhouse Clough
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Summerhouse Clough

Sunday afternoon following a truly delicious lunch of strongly curried wood pigeon flesh and a pint of Aldi's cloudy apple juice to wash it down, with brilliant sunshine washing over the moors and fells, I…

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Architectural Antiques Yorkshire
A World Of Stone
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A World Of Stone

What is Dandelion? Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architectural Antiques was the brainchild of Alan McEwen and, backed by his wife Christine, the company was launched in January 2008. DANDELION specialise in supplying all sizes and…

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Seeking Stone Troughs at Frog House, on Windy Willows Mews
Seeking Stone Troughs at Frog House, on Windy Willows Mews
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Seeking Stone Troughs at Frog House, on Windy Willows Mews

It’s Sunday morning, 23 September 2012 and Christine and Himself was up with the lark at 6.00 a.m.: destination, a leafy street of late Victorian Accrington brick houses in a quiet Preston suburb. After motoring…

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