The men who worked with Ralph Fry were villagers from the same background as he and his father. Humble craftsman who were nonetheless capable of producing handiwork of great beauty. Capable of bold thinking when the occasion demanded and the purpose was to strengthen and maintain. Theirs was a united purpose: to preserve and restore the often exquisite work of their predecessors in places of calm and tranquillity. In so doing to contribute to our lasting appreciation of the inspirational and the aspirational.