- The Yorkshire Dales: From Herriot to Home
February 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter: Andrew Pighills
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Join us on a tour of amazing landscapes and gardens that are home to author James Herriot and Andrew Pighills’ stone craft treasures. You will be delighted!
Herriot, known as Alfred White or James Herriot, is the author of “All Creatures Great and Small,” later made into a television series featured on PBS. In 1939, Herriot, a newly qualified veterinarian, settled in the north east corner of the Yorkshire dales at a town called Leyburn, in Wensleydale. From this location we will follow a circuitous route through the dales to Airedale in the village of Airton, Andrew’s home during his formative years.
About Andrew: Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Pighills is an accomplished stone artisan, gardener, and horticulturist. Having moved to the United States more than ten years ago, he continues this venerable craft here in the US, building dry stone walls, stone structures and creating gardens throughout New England and beyond.
Andrew’s particular building technique adheres to the ancient methods of generations of dry stone wallers in his native Yorkshire Dales. His commitment to preserving the integrity and endurance of this traditional building art has earned him a devoted list of private and public clients here and abroad including the English National Trust and the English National Parks.
Andrew is currently overseeing the reconstruction of dry stone walls at West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York. To learn more about Andrew and his craft, visit his website at englishgardensandlandscaping.com