Leyburn company’s pride at Catterick memorial project

From left, Steven Hunter, technical design, Allison Calvert, director, Andrew Calvert. managing director and Jonathan Bagley, stone yard foreman.

Bosses of a Leyburn company have spoken of their pride after producing stone statues for Catterick Garrison’s new Camp Centre roundabout memorial.

The memorial was unveiled last week to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice.

It was produced by A D Calvert Architectural Stone.

Director Allison Calvert said: “We were delighted to have been asked earlier this year to design and manufacture a remembrance feature for the camp central roundabout in Catterick Garrison.

“We are very proud to have produced these statues which are magnificent remembrance stones in our award winning Yorkshire sandstone Witton Fell.”

The company used computer aided design, advanced robotic technology and traditional stone masonry skills to create the four pieces.

Allison added: “Our highly skilled technical design team and skilled stone masons have worked in partnership with the Commander of the Garrison Lieutenant Colonel Jordan, the Garrison historians and Welcome to Yorkshire.

“It has been an enjoyable journey demonstrating good collaboration.

“The result as you can see is history carved in stone which will last a lifetime.”

Richard Webb at work on one of the pieces.

The memorial features a stone-carved locomotive as a train track previously ran through the roundabout bringing troops and supplies to the garrison.

There also statues of Lord Baden-Powell, the Lieutenant General who created Catterick Garrison for the outbreak of the First World War, a “Tommy”and a member of the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force.


The memorials were unveiled by Dunkirk veteran and former cavalryman with the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) David Evans, of Leyburn.

Mr Evans, who now lives in Bainbridge, did the honours on his 100th birthday.