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March 2020

Dorset DSWA Events and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23 - December 31

Given the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, Dorset DSWA weekend courses have been suspended with immediate effect. We hope to restart in the Spring of 2021. As you can imagine, this decision was not taken lightly but the health of members and participants is paramount. In the meantime, the branch is still operating walling practice sessions for members and also training for LANTRA/DSWA craftsman certification, all within COVID-19 guidelines.

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October 2020

Goulds Hill

October 2 - October 3
Goulds Hill, Upwey
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Members' practice. Please confirm arrangements with Sally, beforehand.

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October 10
Tyneham Village MOD Ranges, Tyneham Village MOD Ranges, EAST LULWORTH
Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QF United Kingdom

DSWA/LANTRA Craftsman Certification.

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Dorset branch AGM

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual General Meeting of the Dorset branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association. Given current COVID-19 restrictions, this is likely to be a remote session via Zoom.

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Purbeck Stone

October 19
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Venue to be confirmed

October 24 - October 25

Members' practice

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November 2020

DIGS Geoconservation Session, Crack Lane Quarry

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dorset DSWA members may be interested in helping the DIGS group geoconservation workparty at Crack Lane Quarry, Langton Matravers. The disused quarry at Crack Lane exposes the Broken Shell Limestone Bed, or Burr, used as ashlar and rubble-stone in many medieval buildings and walls. Historically, it was also the source of Purbeck Marble which has been widely used for interior decorative features. However, Purbeck Marble is not very resilient to exterior use. Its constituent iron minerals, responsible for its colour,…

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Venue to be confirmed

November 14 - November 15

Members' practice

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December 2020

Venue to be confirmed

December 5 - December 6

Members' practice

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