The hills around Endon Quarry in Kerridge have been part of the landscape of Bollington and Macclesfield for millions of years but it is only in relatively recent times that the stone there has been quarried and that the iconic White Nancy has been added to this. I like the idea that White Nancy now watches over us all! For all my lifetime, it has been a privilege and pleasure to have this wonderful mixture of natural and man-made landscape on my doorstep.
The word Quarry is derived from ‘quadra’, meaning four. As well as the tiles made in quarries, this also refers to the diamond or lozenge-shapes that formed the background to ornate patterns in much of our stained glass.
The music played by our ancestors in ancient times is unknown, so I have taken some of our earliest recorded music (plainsong of the Christian church) and folksongs and used these as a basis for the music in these pieces.