Stone Walling

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

Over the past month a feature curved stone with cantilevered seating has been built outside the Field Centre to commemorate 20 years of Foxglove Covert.

The final coping stone was put in place just after lunch!  Dr. Whalley, from the local CPRE group who has funded this project, visited us to see the completed wall.

Members of the local Dry Stone Walling Association have driven the project, teaching new skills to several of the regular Foxglove volunteers, visiting school children, and people on work placements.

John celebrated finishing the wall (and tested its stability), in the traditional manner by walking all the way along the top.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project, especially the members of the DSWA who have led the build and passed on new skills to all those helping out.  The wall looks fantastic and will surely be a very popular picnic spot on warm sunny days!

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