Japanese visitors test their walling skills in the Lake District

Japanese visitors test their walling skills in the Lake District

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WG 25/09/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

16 Japanese Dry Stone Wallers have come to the ‘Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’ Crooklands HQ to improve their skills. Pictured are Peter Isherwood, Master Craftsman, and Ken-Ichiro Suzuki. (10748

WG 25/09/2014Photo: Allan Bovill16 Japanese Dry Stone Wallers have come to the ‘Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’ Crooklands HQ to improve their skills. (10748522)

WG 25/09/2014Photo: Allan Bovill16 Japanese Dry Stone Wallers have come to the ‘Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’ Crooklands HQ to improve their skills. Pictured are Ray Stockall, Linda Clarkson, Peter Isherwood, Ken-Ichiro Suzuki, a

WG 25/09/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

16 Japanese Dry Stone Wallers have come to the ‘Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’ Crooklands HQ to improve their skills. Pictured are Peter Isherwood, Master Craftsman, and Ken-Ichiro Suzuki. (10748

WG 25/09/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

16 Japanese Dry Stone Wallers have come to the ‘Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’ Crooklands HQ to improve their skills. (10748549)



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by Mike Addison

A GROUP of 17 Japanese dry stone wallers travelled half way round the world to train with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain at the national training site at Crooklands.

Fourteen took the Dry Stone Walling Association Craftsman Qualifications and all passed with flying colours. The UK qualifications are internationally recognised as the benchmark of craftsmanship in dry stone walling and nothing similar is available in Japan.

Training and Education Co-ordinator for the Dry Stone Walling Association, Linda Clarkson said: “We are thrilled that our Japanese visitors have travelled so far to take the Dry Stone Walling qualifications. We regularly send Dry Stone Walling Association Trainers and Examiners to the USA and Canada but it is the first time we have had so many Japanese come to the UK to take their test. Dry stone walls are part of our heritage, especially here in Cumbria, but you never think that they also play an important part in a culture on the other side of the world.”

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