“The James Hammond Plaque”
It all started with an e-mail enquiry from Amélie,
I have in our attic a stone plaque of around 90 x 60 cm (see picture enclosed) which we would like to have reproduced to hang it above the fireplace on the ground floor. Would you do such a job and can you give a very rough estimate of what it would cost?
Thank you and best regards,
We want it to look as „original„ as possible and don’t want it to be too heavy to hang it on the chimney above the fireplace – we need your advice. Best Regards, Amélie
Thank You for your email and this is what we love doing! Please could you answer the following questions.
1. Could you tell me if this can be removed from loft or is this something we would need to mould at your home or project please?
2. Once mould is made how many will you require?
3. We can cast them in Plaster or GRP resin?
Suggestion plaster might be best thing with this item being over fireplace, More Heat resistant than GRP Resin this is more for exterior.
Hi Alan Thank you for your fast reply. Here answers to your questions:
1. The plaque cannot be removed.
2. We would need only 1 reproduction.
3. That depends on the look and weight – we want it to look as „original„ as possible and don’t want it to be too heavy to hang it on the chimney above the fireplace – we need your advice.Best regards, Amélie
Thank You Amélie, No Problem and I will send over a cost ASAP for you later today!
Here the history in brief: The Reading Room was donated to the village by James Hammond’s widow and family and served as a social meeting point for the young men of the village where they could play billiards and cards and read newspapers and magazines. In the 1960s it was turned into a residential house and a ceiling was put in so that the original plaque – which is high above the fireplace – was „hidden„ in the attic.