That was enough to spur me into action and I contacted "Master" dry stone
waller Ken Young.
Originally built as field boundaries for the protection of animals or property, and bridleways, dry stone
walls are very much a feature of this locality, just as they are throughout much of Yorkshire and in fact throughout the British Isles where building stone is provided by the local geology.
During the dry stone
wall taster sessions attendees were taught everything from dismantling, laying foundation stones, through stones, building stone and filling, and then laying the copestones - the pieces of rock shaped for the purpose - on the very top.
Special mention must also go to local lad Adam, who continues to prove his outstanding ability in the field of dry stone
walling by achieving yet another brilliant victory.
Gloria, by email: I grow encrusted saxifrages and sempervivums in a little dry stone
wall I have here.
patios, stone walkways and walls, benches, pergolas, gardening and special features—all built according to traditional standards, from natural materials, with an eye for artistic form and fine detail.
Ring is a dry stone
wall builder, designer and artist.
The Field Boundary Awards 2012 recognise the efforts of people who create, preserve or maintain traditional dry stone
walls and hedges in the Durham Biodiversity Partnership Area.
IS dry stone
walling exclusively the preserve of older men with nut-brown skins and earthy pearls of wisdom?
Bengston has been building dry stone
walls - stone walls that are held together without cement - for 25 years.
The oldest surviving dry stone
walls (those built without the use of concrete or mortar) in Britain are to be found in Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland.
Liz Crowsley, 49, was probably knocked out by the spooked cattle and suffered "postural asphyxiation" on a dry stone
wall near Gayle in the Yorkshire Dales in June, coroner Geoff Fell said.