Dry Stone Walling Association - Derbyshire Branch
Dates for beginners courses and practice weekends now available for July 2021 onwards.
Thanks to all for your continued and much valued support.
Carl Hardman, Chair, DDSWA
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) is a charitable organisation that was founded in 1968. The Derbyshire branch was established in 1982 and includes members in the neighbouring counties of Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Our purpose is to advance education in the craft and heritage of dry stone walling for the public benefit. The Derbyshire branch officers are: Carl Hardman, Chair, 07768 978846, Trevor Wragg, Vice Chair, 07702 925309, Jon Earnshaw, Secretary, 07879 673450 and Alan Malia, Treasurer, 07974 508223.
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Mind - Derbyshire DSWA supports Mind, the mental health charity. Mind can support you if you are experiencing mental health problems, offer sources of support, and choices about treatment.
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Dry Stone Walling Courses for Beginners - 2021 dates now available
We run a comprehensive training programme of dry stone walling courses for members of the public with little or no experience to 'have a go' at dry stone walling. Weekend courses run every month from March to November.
Practice Weekends for Members - 2021 dates now available
For our members, we organise practice weekends to improve skill levels through evaluation by a qualified instructor. Different sites are used to gain experience on the different stone types native to Derbyshire.
Shows - 2021 dates now available
Our members regularly demonstrate the craft of walling at country shows throughout the region.
Monthly meetings are normally held at 7pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month at The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Near Buxton, SK17 9QJ www.peakpub.co.uk.
Update 25 July 2021 - The next monthly meeting will be held by Zoom video call on Wednesday 28 July at 7pm. Access details are sent out by email. Meetings at the Royal Oak are scheduled to resume in August - TBC.