Our village church is undergoing some refurbishment including part of the roof, following some skip-diving I am now the custodian of a number of the old removed roof tiles which I think look fab. Next year is the 1000 year anniversary of the church and I had this "great" idea that I could turn some of these tiles into commemorative items to celebrate this event and raise money for the repair of the church which is also a focal point for events such as concerts, talks etc. I had the idea that I could laser etch a design of the church with 1020-2020 and the village name onto the tiles and mount them somehow (I know nothing at all about laser etching other that what I found in 10 mins googling). A neighbour suggested they could form the front of a wooden bird-box, I think they would look good like this, the tiles are quite readily drilled. The tiles themselves are quite irregular in all 3 dimensions which will make any form of mount difficult. Any other ideas of things I could make with them? It needs to be fairly regularly repeatable and I'm not a great artist, though could possibly recruit others in the village who are better at this. I want to draw a connection to an item that has a great provenance within the village. History. There are two types of tile, red and yellow. The church was last refurbished in the 1880's and I think the red ones date from this time. They are more regular than the yellow ones and from what little I have been able to find, may have been bought in as tile production from 1850 (when the railway arrived) became very industrialized with a relatively small number of producers. The yellow ones seem older, they are more irregular in every parameter, dimensions, flatness and have many inclusions of other stones or minerals. I think these my date back possibly as far as medieval times and may well have been made very locally, there was a brickworks down the high street from the middle ages to the late 1800's. Can anyone confirm this or otherwise? or point me in the direction of where I might be able to discover more. Pics of 3 tiles attached, they have been jet washed of superficial dirt and moss but have grey cement/concrete marks on them still. Apparently it is possible to remove these chemically, though of course then the patina of age starts to disappear more.