Six DPA volunteers spent two days receiving an introduction to stone walling from tutor Martin Stallard

 

The roadside wall at Pudsham Meadows was in need of repair

The roadside wall at Pudsham Meadows was in need of repair

 

 

Firstly we had to take down the loose stonework

Firstly we had to take down the loose stonework

 

 

 Then the rebuilding commenced - levering a large stone into place

Then the rebuilding commenced – levering a large stone into place

 

 

That section completed

That section completed

 

 

In some spots only the top stones needed replacing

In some spots only the top stones needed replacing

 

 

Rain was short-lived and didn't stop play

Rain was short-lived and didn’t stop play

 

 

 

A small team did wonders with the tumbled down corner where the sheep had easy access

A small team did wonders with the tumbled down corner where the sheep had easy access

 

 

Putting the finishing touches....

Putting the finishing touches….

 

There  is still work to be done on this wall.  We hope to continue to use what we have learnt, both at Pudsham and other sites.