Peterborough Cathedral is being backed by a business with a proud track record of helping to preserve historic buildings.
Stamford Stone, based in Marholm, has become a Gold Corporate Partner of Peterborough 900, providing significant financial backing for plans to improve the Cathedral for its 900th anniversary in 2018.
The family firm is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of limestone.
Director Laura Green, whose father George Wilson founded the company almost 20 years ago, said: “I’ve lived in the area all my life and have to admit that I’d never been inside the cathedral until recently. It’s a stunning building which deserves to be seen by more people. We want to do what we can to support this local treasure.”
Stamford Stone’s quarries at Clipsham and Greetham have supplied stone for Windsor Castle, the Houses of Parliament and Ely and Salisbury Cathedrals.
Mr Wilson said: “As a successful local family business we recognise the importance of improving facilities for both current and future generations. Peterborough 900 campaign is the perfect example of combining pride in our local history with the need to adapt and develop for the future. We’re proud to be involved.”
James Dyer, Peterborough 900 campaign manager, said: “It’s particularly appropriate because much of Peterborough Cathedral was built from limestone quarried less than 3 miles away from their current operations.”