News

03 June 2018

Dry stone walling workshop at Meadow Connections

Guild member Dave Purvis will be providing a workshop on dry stone walling at the Meadow Connections event on 14th July 2018. More information on the weekend-long event can be found on the attached flyer or on the event website www.meadowconnections.co.uk

PDF icon Meadow Connections 2018 flyer

25 April 2018

DSWA 50th anniversary National Walling Competition

On 20th May 2018 the DSWA are holding a 50th anniversary national walling competition in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

Bring the family and enjoy a free day of heritage crafts in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Watch craftsmen testing their skill in the dry stone walling competition. Enjoy countryside activities and traditional crafts including demonstrations by the National Hedgelaying Society, display of arts and crafts, cake competitions and children's games.

Competitions are open for anyone to enter - for details and entry form please see attachment. Deadline for entries - 6th May 2018

PDF icon DSWA walling competition - poster, PDF icon DSWA walling competition - schedule and entry form

14 April 2018

Gearstones Lodge project

28th April - 2nd May 2018

This is the fourth year of the charity build project at Gearstones Lodge outdoor activity centre (a charity near Ribblehead, North Yorkshire www.gearstones.com). The project this year involves building a completely new wall on the opposite side to last year's rebuild, running parallel to the neighbours fencing. Walled from one side. Stone of some 50 tons or more of limestone from the quarry at Horton in Ribblesdale.

Gearstones extend their usual hospitality of free accommodation and free meals throughout the day.  Attendees are welcome after 5pm on the Friday evening, unfortunately the Gearstones team will not be able to provide food for the evening.Day time we start at 9.30am, so arrive early and have breakfast if you wish. If you're only able attend for a day you are most welcome to stay for an evening meal or perhaps stay over and depart the following day.

If you wish to attend please fill in the attached form below and return by email or post to the address on the form

Microsoft Office document icon Gearstones Form 2018.doc

13 February 2018

Guild qualifications - reduced rates for 2018

The Guild is offering our Advanced and Master Waller certifications for a reduced fee throughout 2018. For more details on this, and our qualifications, click here


10 February 2018

New training course added to 2018 programme

Due to popular demand, we have added an additional training course to our 2018 programme. This additional course will be held at Cropper Fold Farm, Bingley on the weekend of 6-7 October

For more information on our training courses, visit this page or click this link to book your place online


17 December 2017

Autumn Newsletter 2017

Our autumn newsletter is now available to download via the link below

PDF icon Autumn newsletter 2017

13 September 2017

TCV dry stone walling handbook now available online

The TCV (formerly BTCV) handbook on dry stone walling is now available through an online subscription. The benefits of it being available through an online subscription include access to all the TCV handbooks, photos, videos and content that is continually updated. The information can be printed to take in to the field.

For more information visit the TCV Conservation Handbooks website - www.conservationhandbooks.com. If you are a Guild member, contact the secretary for details of discounted subscription to the handbooks


26 July 2017

New places added to Yate House training course 23/24 September

Due to increased demand, we have added additional places on our training course at Yate House this September (23rd-24th). These are available to book now via the website


26 April 2017

Gearstones Lodge project

This is the third year of our charity build project at Gearstones Lodge outdoor activity centre (a charity near Ribblehead, North Yorkshire www.gearstones.com). The project this year involves the taking down and rebuild of the old boundary wall adjacent to the Lodge. The wall is on sloping ground some 33m long connecting with the frontal 55m wall completed over the past two years.
 
Gearstones extend their usual hospitality of free accommodation and free meals throughout the day.  Attendees are welcome after 5pm on the Friday evening, unfortunately the Gearstones team will not be able to provide food for the evening.
 
Day time we start at 9.30am, so arrive early and have breakfast if you wish.
 
If you're only able attend for a day you are most welcome to stay for an evening meal or perhaps stay over and depart the following day.
 
If you wish to attend please fill in the attached form below and return by email or post to the address on the form
Microsoft Office document icon Gearstones registration form

15 April 2017

New training course dates coming soon

We are currently organising an additional training course weekend to meet the demand this year for training course places. Details will be published on the website shortly, or you can contact Graham Brown, course coordinator, for more details


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