Elizabeth works very hard helping to run Nigel Tyas Ironwork, but it has to be admitted that she is prone to sneaking out of the office and coming to work with me at Rose Cottage instead – where she designs most of the inscriptions on my sculptures. Here is her work on the Thurlstone War memorial in 2013:


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

She is quite shameless about her moonlighting – here she is caught on camera working on our village way-marker sign.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

The lettering was engraved by Dave Bedford, and then Elizabeth and my sister, Frances, painted it.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

This year she has been working on the designs for a war memorial for Ingbirchworth, a nearby village.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

Dave Bedford and I engraved her designs.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

Which Elizabeth & I painted.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job
Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

The war memorial was erected on November 1st, with the help of Parish Councillors Tony, David and Keith. Ged Parker, a local farmer and owner of a roofing firm, contributed the use of his magnificent telescopic loader tractor.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job
Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

Elizabeth’s father, the Rev. David Stocker, conducted the first Remembrance Day service, and Elizabeth accompanied the hymn and the national anthem on her concertina – she even managed a very moving Last Post as well!

Thank you Elizabeth.


Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job