Dry Stone Wall Course at Willunga

25 Feb 2015 3:17 PM -
Theory on the first day
Setting out
Finishing off
In conjunction with Onkaparinga Council, ABC Training ran two weekend courses teaching the centuries-old technique of building a wall using stones of various sizes without mortar to bind them together.  Such walls have been traditionally used for field boundaries, churchyard walls and on steep slopes as retaining walls for terracing.  Hadrian's Wall is a fine example which was built to keep the Picts out of England in AD128.  There are many examples still standing all over the world, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Lion Gate of the Mycenae Acropolis in Greece, Kumanoto Castle in Japan to name just a few. 

This art was taught over two weekends to an enthusiastic group of ratepayers.