A KENDAL business has crafted a memorial plaque to Queen Elizabeth II to display in its shop window.

Edward Waller, stonemason and co-owner of Able Memorials on Wildman Street, began the etching on the morning of Friday, September 9, intending to create a lasting tribute to the late monarch.

Edward, who owns the business alongside fellow mason Tony Knowles, took around six hours to finish the engraving, according to his wife Jacqui, who works in the Wildman Street shop.

"We've had lots of people commenting on how fabulous it looks - Edward started it with our etching machine from a photograph, and finished it by hand," she said.

"We'd like to ask the community to contact us if they think they have a particular use for it, as we'd love more people to see it.

"Our kids want to make a card for King Charles next. We are hoping that he'd appreciate it enough to reply as he's known for being a fan of the crafts."