Dry Stone Walling Association - Derbyshire Branch
Joint event with Cheshire branch - 30/31 July 2016
The branch will be holding a joint event with Cheshire at Bushey Heath Farm on 30/31 July 2016. All members are welcome, please book via Carl in the usual way. This will be a chance for a social as well as the usual fun-packed wall building so come along and bring the family. Refreshments, food and beer will be available.
Accommodation and camping are also available, please book directly with Bushey Heath Farm. http://busheyheathfarm.com/
Carl Hardman, Chairman, DDSWA
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain is a charitable organisation formed over 40 years ago to promote the craft of dry stone walling. The Derbyshire branch was established in 1982 and seeks to ensure that the best craftsmanship of the past is both preserved, and has a thriving future, by improving knowledge and understanding of this important part of Derbyshire's heritage. The Derbyshire branch also includes members in the neighbouring counties of South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
Dry Stone Walling Courses for Beginners
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
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.
Our members regularly demonstrate the craft of walling at country shows throughout the region.
Meetings of the Derbyshire branch of the DSWA are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at The Boat Inn, Scarthin, Cromford, DE4 3QF, 01629 258083. All DSWA members are welcome to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 at 7.30pm.