Fit For A Future King

Monday, March 11 , 2019

Fit For A Future King

It is Chilstone’s 65th year in business, which is as long as Prince Charles has been heir to the throne. In fact, he is the longest serving heir in history. Prince Charles was five when his mother inherited the throne. For decades he has a huge impact on the gardening and farming communities raising awareness of environmental issues and sustainability.

Prince Charles with Princess Ann. Charles was aged 5 when his mother became queen.

Commemorative Birthday

Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday in the autumn, with the release of a book, looking back at his life and service to the crown. We were honoured to be featured in a book, written by Robert Jobson, Our Future King, recognises our work on heritage projects. We’ve worked with Kensington Palace and Hever Castle, world famous royal residences.

Chilstone are featured in the commemorative book about Prince Charles

 

Robert Jobson Royal Correspondent

Robert Jobson is a best-selling author and award-winning royal correspondent. Writting about the royal family for over 25 years he has interviewed Prince Charles many times.  Robert is the royal editor at the Evening Standard and regularly features on television for ITV and the BBC.

Author, Robert Jobson at his book launch in London.

A Gardening History

Prince Charles is famous for his love of gardening. And so are we! Based in rural Kent our show garden is a beacon for gardeners around the world. We have made so many special commissions and restorative projects for our customers over the years, not to mention the gardens and stands we have featured on at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show over the years. This shared love of gardening is why we were selected to feature, something we are really proud of!

Chilstone were commissioned to create this bespoke temple for John Everiss’ Meningitis Now garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Part of Our Heritage

Queen Elizabeth II was crowed in Westminster Abbey in June 1953 aged 26, 16 months after the death of her father. Chilstone started the same year. Since then, Elizabeth II has become the longest serving monarch in British History with only Queen Victoria coming close to her record with a 63 year reign.

Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation in 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch to rule since William the Conqueror was crowned in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day in 1066.

Six and Half Decades of Stone

We have been handcrafting cast stone garden ornaments and architectural stone for a very long time. We couldn’t do it without the support of our customers.

A snap shot of our mould room shows a little insight into the diversity of the products we have made over six decades

Like and Share

We would like to share this success with you by giving away two free copies of this commemorative book on our Facebook page. Like and share and two winners will be picked at random*. Good luck!

*Terms and conditions: two winners will be selected at random from comments on Chilstone’s Facebook page on our competition post. The winners will receive one copy of the book Our Future King in the post, UK only. There is no alternative prize or cash alternative. Chilstone reserve the right to withdraw the prize at any time.

 

 

 

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