A Fair Old Washout

August 27, 20139:53 amNovember 10, 2015 3:40 pm

Two dry stone wallers at workThe start of August saw the Building Stone team and a crack squad of volunteers descend on the Herefordshire County Fair at Hampton Court Gardens near Leominster and in time honored British-Summer fashion, it tipped it down. It wasn’t enough to ruin our spirits though and we made a good day of it; showing off examples of local buildings stones, making castle badges with kids and sometimes just offering a welcome shelter from the rain. 

Beth sums up the weather

Along with the volunteers who manfully braved the wet and the cold, the stars of the show were our special guest dry-stone wallers – Wayne Rosser, Dave Harris and mastermind Maurice Morgan – who in the course of a 5 hour session erected a beautifully constructed wall in local red Herefordshire stone.

And to cap of a day that was all about triumph in the face of adversity every one of our cars managed to battle out of the quagmire that was the car field sending us on our way cold, wet but satisfied.


That wall as it was built:

(and certainly not a slideshow crudely thrown together from photos of people disassembling a wall)

 

 

Written by Elliot Carter

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