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Members Practice. After recent cancellations, due to the weather, a chance to make the 'final-push' to complete the entire wall-length.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Members' practice. Restoring the wall at Renscombe Car Park, above Chapman's Pool, Dorset. Due to COVID-restrictions, numbers will be limited. So, please confirm arrangements with Sally (Branch Secretary) beforehand.Find out more »
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, including Corfe Castle. The quarry 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…Find out more »