Andrew Ziminski is a stonemason living and working in what was ancient Wessex. He’s the author of the brilliant Stonemason: A History of Building Britain, part archaeological history, part deeply personal insight into an ancient craft.
In his thirty-year career, stonemason Andrew Ziminski has worked on many of our greatest monuments. From Neolithic monoliths to Roman baths and temples, from the tower of Salisbury Cathedral to the engine houses, mills and aqueducts of the Industrial Revolution and beyond, The Stonemason is his very personal history of how Britain was built – from the inside out.
Stone by different stone, culture by different culture, now Andrew will join us for an evening to take us through the unforgettable story of the making of Britain’s buildings: a story through which we glimpse an unexpected and new history of our island.
‘My school history lessons were focused around flat pages of facts, events and royal personalities, but for me it was the material aspects of the past, the tangible remnants left behind that were thrilling, and that it was these buildings and places, and learning how they worked, that really brought the past alive.’
Please note, earlier on the same day we have a walk with Andrew which you can book here. These are two separate events.