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A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Central London

Course Provider: London School of Dry Stone Walling

Contact Name: John Holt

Telephone: 07749032680

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Bankside Open Spaces Trust
50 Redcross Way

Course Length: one day

Price: 85.00
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5 star rating, 22 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 3rd December 2016
Saturday 7th January 2017
Saturday 4th February 2017
Saturday 4th March 2017
Saturday 1st April 2017


Practical dry stone walling course in London.
These Central London one day workshops are held at Crossbones Memorial Garden in Red Cross Way. They are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs.
You will take down a dry stone wall (DSW) and stack out in the appropriate manner. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering terms and descripton of stones used. You will receive, and discuss, an overview into the construction of various wall features and finishes. You will learn fundamentals of building a retaining wall, raised flowerbeds, squeeze stile and Cheek End -- if time allows.
All instructor/trainers are experienced wallers and certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.
At the end of the day you will be able to safely and confidently set out and construct a dry stone wall or basic feature - understand DSW heritage and terminology used - distinguish various stone materials and their uses.
Note: Workshop bookings must be completed a minimum of 48hrs prior to the selected workshop date.

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All materials, tools and equipment are provided along with personal protective equipment for example - gloves, goggles, kneeling pads, where required and first aid. Excellent welfare and personal facilites requirements. Essential to bring your own lunch, protective rain wear and strong hardy footwear, preferably safety boots and wear old clothing you are not afraid to get dirty or marked.
On conclusion of the day, each participant is provided with a range of excellent informative handouts, brochures and a - 'Certificate of Acheivement'.
Workshops at this venue are run on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year.
Note - other dates by arrangements - for example:- Groups of 4 - 6 persons - during the week.

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Attended an excellent Dry Stone Walling Course at Edge Hill Farm, Dobcross, Oldham and I was amazed to find how much I learnt and the level of enjoyment of helping to build a section of wall. The instructors and wallers were supportive and directed the team of students in a manner that enabled everyone to feel a sense of success and achievement. I would recommend this course to people of varying abilities, but advise that you need to be prepared to do lots of lifting over the two days.

Helen -3 days ago

Went with our daughter and her partner in a small group of 4. Had a very enjoyable and productive day. Amazed what we all managed between us to achieve, namely 2 substantial , sturdy, and attractive walls with coping stones on top and a seat to rest on.
John Holt was thrilled to share all his passion for the walls and we all sat down for a nice lunch together I the sun. Would recommend as a complete step out from what we all usually do. Great fun and satisfying when you find the right piece which matches. The jigsaw analogy fits well.
Hand-outs were clear and helpful. One day I will build a raised bed with seats as a project. shame we could not bring them home.
Oh, and the history of the site was intriguing, too, with a lovely carved wood canopy gateway.

Gerry F -1 month ago


Really enjoyed my one day course with John Holt, despite blazing sunshine which made lifting stone heavy going! It's remarkable how much information John managed to impart in one day, all in an easy, anecdotal fashio

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