ONE of the previous companies to featured as our Trader of the Week has been busy working to restore part of Worcester’s history.

Stonemasons of Worcester, based in Hylton Road, has been working with the Churches Conservation Trust local authorities on St Swithun’s Church in Church Street for more than a year, cleaning the existing stonework and replacing some of the damaged sections.

Unveiling is imminent and the last few days have seen craftsmen finalising everything and adding the last replacement pieces.

Work on the replacement cherub for St Swithuns Church

Work on the replacement cherub for St Swithun's Church

One of the key pieces is a cherub, replacing a severely damaged and weathered one that was in place for many years at the church. Based on a freehand drawing by the firm’s head stonemason, the cherub was created from a single block of stone.

Images and films of the work can be seen at the firm’s Instagram page, Stonemasons_of_worcester.

St Swithun’s is a Grade I-listed building dating from Georgian times.

The interior has many original features, including a decorative plaster ceiling, box pews, gilded triple-decker pulpit and mayor’s chair with sword rest.