“The story goes that on a foggy autumn day nearly 800 years ago a traveller happened upon a large group of workers adjacent to the River Avon. Despite being tardy for an important rendezvous, curiosity convinced the traveller that he should enquire about their work.

With a slight detour, he moved towards the first of the three tradesmen and said, “My dear fellow, what is it that you are doing?” The man continued his work and grumbled, “I am cutting stones.”

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