Exam Success for Trainees
Lambeth Stonework’s first year involved in the AONB Heritage Skills Programme has been a success as trainees, Martin and Andrew both pass their level 2 Drystone Walling Exams.
Lesley Silvera, from the AONB Partnership said: “Dry stone walls are a striking and now-integral part of the upland landscape here in the North Pennines. Walls have become an important aspect of the farmed landscape providing shelter and shade for stock as well as creating definition and shadow.
“We are working with local wallers to train up two to three people a year for four years in a bid to sustain this rural craft with the hope that some trainees will stay on and work in this area.
“Next year is the final year of the scheme and we will be recruiting in February.”
Read more on the AONB Website.