Cyn Canghen Gogledd Cymru
Former North Wales Branch

Copies 23, 24, 25

A Gathering of Stone:  Alan Ash.  Review of dave Goulder's latest CD

A Typology of Japanese Dry Stone Masonry: Evan Oxland.  A look at bonding and stone treatments, primarily in Japanese castle building

9 Standards Who, When & Why?  Dr.Stephen  Walker.  We revisit the 9 standards to look at their origins

Stone Traps:  Sean Adcock.  A look at stone fox traps in Cumbria and beyond.

A Slovenian Odyssey: Norman Haddow.  A recent Churchill Fellowship to visit Slovenia and reconstruct a Hiška.  Edited by Sean Adcock

The Physics of Dry Stone Walling:  Theo Shmidt.  A look at gravity, forces and friction.

Masterclass: Sean Adcock.  A brief look at hearting.

Little Owls: Emily Joachim.  A year in the life of the little owl

Branch News:
OYD @ Corwen.  Martyn Smith.  The Otley and Yorkshire Dales Branch are the guests of the North wales Branch on a project at Plas Derwen, Corwen.
Delving in Dinorwic.  Colin Brown.  An account of the Branch's guided walk to see the stone structures of Dinorwic Quarry
New Committee & Review of 2011

A Walling Ad-Ventura. Doug E. Bell.   A photo reportage and sometimes sideways look at The Stone Foundation's International Workshop January 2011

Professional training and qualification in France: a major step forward for the profession.  Cathie O'Neill.  The recent development of a government recognised craftsman certification scheme in France.

Dry Stone Conservancy's certification program: its evolution & lessons learned.  Jane Wooley.  How the Dry Stone Conservancy based in Kentucky operates its certification scheme

Yorkshire Dry Stone Wallers Guild: Training and Certification as operated by the guild

Walls for the Future.  Sally Hodgson.  Training and DSWA certification with the Derbyshire Eco Centre

Get Into Dry Stone Walling. Matt Wigmore. Prince's Trust training at Stockton Riverside College

The DSWA Craft Skills Committee.  Richard Love.  WQho are they and what do they do.

Letter from America.  Alan Ash.  Distance learning from a remote instructor based in Eugene, Oregon. 

A Testing Day.   LTL Hopper.  A somewhat satirical look at British examiner testing in the USA.

A Day (or Two) In The Life Of… An Overseas Examiner: Michael Weitzner.  Differing examiner experiences stateside.Testing times stateside.

From Yorkshire to HM Pleasure, via Kentucky.  Stephen Harrison.  The varied experiences of a DSWA walling instructor.

What a site.  Peter Dent.  The history of a 'private' registered DSWA examination site.

From Climbing walls to Building walls:  Ioan Doyle.  How one of the country's top young climbers is determined to become a top waller.

Not for Cissies:  Tracey Blackwell.  The trials and tribulations of a test candidate

Another Letter from America(s): Sean Donnelly.  A desire for certification in Canada.


The Nine Standards. Stephen Walker:  A look at some of the possible explanations for a line of 9 dry stone cairns in Upper Eden, Cumbria

A Modern Beehive Oven. Pat McAfee/Sean Adcock:  Photo and description of a beehive oven built on a training course in Dublin.

Native American Stone Cairns.  James Gage.  An overview of the wide variety of Native American stone cairn.

Closer to Home (1).  Photograph

The Balmoral Cairns:  Sean Adcock: A look at the scant information available on a set of cairns built on the Balmoral Esate during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Arte Sella.   Dave Perry: The origins and building of Chris Drury's latest cloud Chamber in the Italian Dolomites

Stone/earth construction possibilities in sub-Saharan Africa.  Richard Tufnell: A project to build stone and mud structures incorporating the use of termite soil.

Book Review. Sean Adcock: Review of Christian Lassure's "Building a drystone hut: an instruction manual", the only dedicated technical booklet available in the English  on Cabane.

Pure Folly.  Justin Money: Justin describes a project where he constructed  a ruined castle in Conneticut.

Mantarah:Photo from Tomas Lipps.

Rogues Gallery.  A look at Diagonal & Zipped Joints, an extract from a forthcoming North wales Branch publication.

Masterclass - Corbelling.  Part 3. Sean Adcock:  continuing a look at the theory of corbelling, this time primarily dry stone roof construction.

Five go on an adventure.  Colin Brown:  A look at a Branch visit last Summer to look at stone quarry structures around Porthmadog.

Closer to Home (2).  Further photos and an explanation of Closer to Home (1)