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posted 10-07-2002 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mason771   Click Here to Email mason771     Edit/Delete Message
Hi my name is Corey Mason.I am 25 years old.
I am in the Bricklayers union as a tuckpointer. I am interested in traveling somewhere to take part in restoring a castle. I enjoy restoration work. I've been doing it steady for four years. But I have been around it all my life. I am a third generation bricklayer. thanks for any help.

posted 10-10-2002 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
What a great name you have for working in your trade!

Few castles are actually made of brick - but rather of stone. Is this something you can turn your hand to? Also, are you interested in other aspects of castle restoration such as timber-work, harling (external render) or roofing?

I could have done with some help a few years ago, alas, I no longer have such needs!

Perhaps if you were to get in touch with the "Scottish Castle Owners Association" they might be able to point you in the right direction. The other possible routes might be to contact the National Trust (England and Wales), or the National Trust for Scotland.

Finally, are you wanting to restore castles as a professional or as a volunteer?


[This message has been edited by Levan (edited 10-10-2002).]

posted 10-10-2002 05:30 PM           Edit/Delete Message
A great name it is!

'Demeure par la verite'
Visit; Gordon's Scottish Castles Resource Page

posted 10-13-2002 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Unless you want to learn some Italian, then go and work in Italy with all that sunshine & wine.
There are many towers , castles, forts etc. Built in brick over there. The Romans started it, and the Italians have perhaps used brick in there fortifications more than any other country.

posted 10-13-2002 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
Here's the website for the Scottish Castles Association:

posted 10-16-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mason771   Click Here to Email mason771     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for all your help. I can work with stone as well. And I don't know if I would like to do it professionally or not. As of right now it is a dream of mine. Hopefully i've been pointed in the right direction.

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