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Master Class: Britain’s & Ireland’s Walling Treasures: Redrawing Patterns (part 2)

Another suggestion is that the more vertical the stonework the more problems sheep have if their trying to scale the wall. We could be getting into sheep psychology here, one of my favourite discussions. In the interests of ‘brevity’ my observations suggest sheep frequently run at walls at a slight angle and so if they…

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Master Class: Britain’s & Ireland’s Walling Treasures: Redrawing Patterns (part 1)

Walling Treasures is an ongoing project and I do occasionally unearth more information and very (very, very) rarely get sent information (sadly I never, ever, receive nominations these days). Following the “patterns” edition (which you can of course find on wallingwonderland) back in Waller and Dyker Spring 2011 Richard Tufnell was kind enough to provide…

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Master Class: Professional Column — Ends (part 1 )

As DSWA’s “Dry Stone Walling: Techniques and Traditions” points out walls have to start and finish somewhere more often than not at gateways (and to a lesser extent corners) so wall ends (heads/cheeks) are something you are likely to encounter early in your walling career and frequently thereafter. Consequently their construction is a technique useful…

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Master Class: Britain and Ireland’s Walling Treasures Sceilig Mhichíl – Skellig Michael

12km off the coast of Kerry, Southern Ireland, lie 2 natural old red devonian sandstone pyramids, the Skellig islands, effectively the westernmost point of the Kerry Mountains. Small Skellig is the home of over 25000 pairs of gannets, the larger island, Skellig Michael, also an important site for breeding sea-birds is a world heritage site,…

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Gear Guide: Head’s Up

Depending on where you are at this time of year, whether you’re still pulling on your warmest winter coat or shorts weather is well under way, we’ve got something for every Stone Trust friend to keep you warm or cool! Beautifully embroidered Stone Trust fleece-lined rolled-rim beanies, fleece-lined caps and baseball caps. All in stock…

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