News and Reports

PRESS RELEASE July 2020 – Virtual Walling Competition

Virtual walling competition Every year for the past 30 years, the Cumbria Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association has held a walling competition at the Penrith Show. This year, of course, the Show was cancelled but the or
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Members Newsbrief July 2020

NEWSBRIEF JULY 2020 NEWS FROM THE WALLS Penrith Show virtual walling competition The results of the competition were : First Prize : Stephen Richardson – Dacre Second Prize : David Buchanan – Penrith Third Prize :
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CUMBRIA BRANCH SPECIAL EVENT IN LOCKDOWN

CUMBRIA BRANCH SPECIAL EVENT IN LOCKDOWN ! As you will be aware the annual walling competition at Penrith Show will not be happening this year. However, George Allonby has come up with an idea! George is, as you know, very in
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Members Newsbrief June 2020

DSWA Cumbria Branch NEWSBRIEF JUNE 2020 Hello to you all out there in LockDown Land! At least this month there is some news to report and a fun challenge for us all to take part in. Restrictions are at last being relaxed and
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MEMBERS NEWSBRIEF February 20

NEWSBRIEF FEBRUARY 2020 WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR 2020 (It has been suggested that at least our eyesight should be perfect this year, so maybe more curved walls?) Please note, however, a larger font size as som
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NEWSBRIEF OCTOBER 19

CUMBRIA BRANCH NEWSBRIEF OCTOBER 2019 NEWS FROM THE WALLS There has been a good deal of activity in the branch since the last NEWSBRIEF in August. Two Members’ Practice Weekends at Bolton, Appleby and The Hoad at Ulverston we
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NEWSBRIEF AUGUST 19

NEWS FROM THE WALLS 1. The Penrith Show walling competition was a great success this year and our thanks are due, as ever, to George Allonby and his team for the organisation. 18 wallers were registered, but three failed to t
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Members Meet 3 High Close Langdale

An ancient retaining wall to be repaired on a sloping site in pleasant woodland; unusually, requiring to be only a meteror so in height. Another good attendance especially on the Saturday, and weather conditions quite bearabl
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Uphill Wall Course, Troutbeck Bridge April ’19

On  this   pleasant Sunday, 9 eager wallers ( & 1 small spaniel) assembled to teach/learn the mysteries of building walls on sloping terrain. The woodland wall, belonging to the Troutbeck Bridge  Stud farm, was in danger
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