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09 August 2020

Coronavirus update - August 2020

The practice meets at Long Liberty Farm (16th August) and West Bolton Farm (5th September) have unfortunately been cancelled. We hope to be able to run the remainder of our programme this year, but please keep checking here for updates.

Additionally, the Ripley Show and Stokesley Show have been cancelled this year by the organisers. We hope to be able to return to these events in 2021.


28 June 2020

Membership update

Due to the Guild events this year being decimated by the Covid 19 pandemic the committee have taken the decision to extend memberships as follows:

  • If you have already paid for your 2020-21 membership, this will be automatically extended to March 2022
  • If you have not already paid for your 2020-21 membership, but do so before the next renewal, this will be automatically extended to March 2022

The close working nature of what we do does make it difficult to hold events. We are constantly monitoring the situation so please keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates or you can always contact us

Please keep safe and well and we hope to meet up soon

Sarah Pridmore
Guild Secretary


18 March 2020

Coronavirus updates

9/8/2020

The practice meets at Long Liberty Farm (16th August) and West Bolton Farm (5th September) have unfortunately been cancelled. We hope to be able to run the remainder of our programme this year, but please keep checking here for updates.

Additionally, the Ripley Show and Stokesley Show have been cancelled this year by the organisers. We hope to be able to return to these events in 2021.

 

28/6/2020

Membership update

Due to the Guild events this year being decimated by the Covid 19 pandemic the committee have taken the decision to extend memberships as follows:

  • If you have already paid for your 2020-21 membership, this will be automatically extended to March 2022
  • If you have not already paid for your 2020-21 membership, but do so before the next renewal, this will be automatically extended to March 2022

The close working nature of what we do does make it difficult to hold events. We are constantly monitoring the situation so please keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates or you can always contact us

Please keep safe and well and we hope to meet up soon

Sarah Pridmore - Guild Secretary

 

26/6/2020

Due to ongoing restrictions, we will not be running any courses before the end of August 2020. If you haven't already heard from us, we will be in touch with you to discuss your options.

 

3/6/2020

We have decided to cancel the remainder of the upcoming diary of specialist walling courses, which were due to take place on 18th and 19th July. We will be in touch with you if you have purchased a place on these courses

 

26/3/2020

We have been notified that the DSWA Wallathon has been postponed

Please, for your health and safety and that of others, follow current Goverment guidance on handwashing, social distancing and self-isolation. You can find this information on the GOV.uk and NHS websites. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Finally, please checking the website and our Facebook page for updates from us. We thank you for your understanding in these challenging times

 

24/3/2020

We have been notified that this year's Great Yorkshire Show has been cancelled

 

21/3/2020

Further to recent developments and updated Government guidance regarding the coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all training courses, specialist walling courses and practice meets until 1st July 2020. We have also cancelled all participation at events until this date, although many organisers have already cancelled or postponed the events anyway.

If you have booked a place on one of the affected courses, we will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your options. Please bear with us whilst we do this.

Please, for your health and safety and that of others, follow current Goverment guidance on handwashing, social distancing and self-isolation. You can find this information on the GOV.uk and NHS websites

Finally, please checking the website and our Facebook page for updates from us. We thank you for your understanding in these challenging times

 

18/3/2020

Following recent developments regarding the coronavirus, we wanted to update you with relation to our upcoming courses.

The course at Fountains Abbey on 4/5 April has been cancelled. All participants should have been contacted with more information, but should you have any queries please contact us

The specialist courses scheduled for 16/17 May have also been cancelled.

Currently, we intend to run upcoming practice meets. However, we do ask participants follow the current Government guidance which is currently as follows:

Please keep checking the website and our Facebook page for updates on upcoming events


08 February 2020

2020 events calendar now online

Our calendar of events and practice meets/taster sessions is now online. We have a couple new practice meets this year at Manor House Farm in Clint. For more information on our events, click here


05 October 2019

DSWA Reeth wallathon - 19/20 October

The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA), in conjunction with The Prince’s Countryside Fund, is working with farmers in the Reeth area to restore some of the 3500 metres of walls devastated by floods.
 
We are hoping to rebuild 200 metres of walls during the WALLATHON and would really like your help to achieve this. The event is open to all. Volunteer wallers and helpers are needed over the weekend. Even if you can only make one day, it would be a great help.
 
For more information, please see the attached flyer
PDF icon Wallathon flyer, PDF icon Location map

22 September 2019

2020 walling courses

Our 2020 walling courses are now available to book - visit our Walling Courses pages for more information


11 August 2019

Reeth Show storm damage dry stone walling competition

After the recent storms, at the Reeth Show there will be a special dry stone walling competition with good cash prizes up for grabs. For more information see the attachment or contact the organisers of the competition, Tony, directly - phone 07973 767023

PDF icon Reeth Show walling competition poster

23 July 2019

Dry stone waller talk in Grassington

The Stripey Badger Bookshop in Grassington is putting on a talk from dry stone waller and folklorist, Whitney Brown, on Saturday 17th August. Whitney learned dry stone walling in Wales and continues it over in America. She will be talking about the techniques she uses (which could be quite different to those used around here) as well as dry stone walling over in America.

PDF icon Walling talk poster

18 July 2019

Great Yorkshire Showground kissing seat makes appearance in Yorkshire Post

A surprise spot in the Yorkshire Post recently by member Dave Purvis was our kissing seat project from 2010, in an article with "The Yorkshire Vet", Peter Wright.

Click here to see the photo and the article


01 March 2019

Specialist walling courses for Guild members

Our 2019 calendar of specialist walling courses for members of the Guild has now been published and are available to book online. For more information on specialist walling courses, to view the diary and to book your place, click here


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