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West Yorkshire Branch

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The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain is registered as a charitable organisation in England and Wales, no. 289678.

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Activities 2017

Taster Days

Otherwise known as ‘have a go’ sessions.  Cheerful, friendly and informal, experienced members will help and advise whilst you get to grips with some good bits of stone and discover what its all about.  Call or e-mail for dates and locations.

 

Beginners Walling Courses

Once you are hooked after your Taster Day,  walling workshops are held at weekends throughout the year at one of our local training/workshop sites. Providing a thorough grounding in the craft of dry stone walling - friendly, safe instruction is given by our qualified DSWA instructors aided and abetted by experienced members of our branch.

 

Practice Meets

We regularly hold practice

sessions to encourage

members to meet and wall together whilst working on a conservation project. This is a great way for members to share knowledge, experience and learn from each other whilst enjoying good company, fresh air and some lovely big chunks of stone.

 

Branch Meetings

Come along to our next monthly  meeting held at the Broad Oak Bowling Club, Linthwaite HD7 5TE on the western side of Huddersfield. Meetings commence at 7.30 pm every second Tuesday of the month. Chat to members after the meeting, find out what we do and enjoy a brew and a butty with us.  We’ll be very pleased to see you.

2 Day Walling Courses 

are held throughout the year at one of our local training/workshop sites. These provide a thorough grounding in the craft of dry stone walling - friendly, safe instruction is given by our qualified DSWA instructors aided (and abetted) remove by experienced members of our branch. These usually take place over 2 days, usually weekends but can be held during the week for booked groups. After One course attend another one FREE

Branch Meetings

Come along to our next monthly  meeting held at the Broad Oak Bowling Club, Linthwaite HD7 5TE - on the western side of Huddersfield.

Meetings commence at 7.30 pm every second Tuesday of the month. Chat to members after the meeting, find out what we do and enjoy a brew and a butty with us.  

We’ll be very pleased to see you.

Branch Practice Meets

We regularly hold practice sessions to encourage members to meet and wall together whilst working in a relaxed way on a conservation project. This is a great way for members to share knowledge, experience and learn from each other whilst enjoying good company, fresh air and some lovely natural stone . These sometimes take place alongside taster session so that absolute beginners can see how they can progress.

more details

For Practice Sessions:

Roger Depledge, 42, Hullen Edge Lane, Elland,

West Yorkshire HX5 0QS

T : (01422) 257020     E: rogerdep@blueyonder.co.uk

DSWA/Lantra system of certification offers a series of nationally recognised qualifications

in dry stone walling at levels 1 (Initial), 2 (Intermediate) and 3 (Advanced)

 

For Branch details contact: Paul Webley T: 01484 845219   E:  paul.webley@btinternet.com

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Shows

Every year we also take part in a number of agricultural shows and other events, where we demonstrate our craft

Why not come along and have a chat and learn more about the art of dry stone walling. We have lots of free leaflets as well as many more detailed pamphlets, books, mini walling kits and walling hammers for sale.

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Taster Workshops

Otherwise known as ‘have a go’ sessions.

These usually take place on Saturday Mornings 

After One session subsequent ones are FREE

Call or e-mail for dates and locations.

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