Online Catalogue last updated 29th of May 2013
The author, Lawrence Garner is a professional writer on landscape and country-side topics. He developed an amateur interest in the craft of dry stone walling when he moved to the borders of north Wales more than twenty years ago. In 1980 he took up a three-year grant-aided post as the first Director of the Dry Stone Walling Association and was involved in establishing a professional register and encouraging various types of training.
The dry stone walls of Britain happen also to be in areas which attract many tourists and 'So it is not surprising that the walls that are an integral part of the landscape should provoke so many questions: 'When were they built?', Who built them?', 'How do they stand up without cement?' This book answers these and many other questions. The reasons for building dry stone walls, the story of their development, technical details of their construction, regional styles and the state of the craft today are all covered. Some old myths and legends are dispelled, in particular the mistaken idea that walling is a dying craft. This survey for the general reader is an ideal introduction to more detailed study.
Code No. 002577, 32 pages, ISBN 9780747806202, $13.00