By Trevor Wragg, Master Craftsman
Drystone walling is an ancient craft. A distinctive feature of the South West Peak and wider landscape of the Peak District, dry stone walls are not only part of our landscape but also our heritage. Find out how the walls we see today are evidence of the way the landscape was used in the past, give us knowledge of the geology of an area, and are important habitats for flora and fauna – there’s more to walls than first meets the eye!
About the speaker:
Trevor Wragg has been a professional dry stone waller for many years and is the 1996 British Champion. He holds the Dry Stone Walling Association’s (DSWA) Master Craftsman Certificate and is also a qualified training instructor and examiner with the DSWA.
He was the main co-ordinator and designer of the Royal Cipher at Chatsworth House for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and was the second co-ordinator of the Derbyshire Millennium Wall which involved more than 150 wallers. Trevor has trained international volunteers for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV).
Trevor has demonstrated his skills at large shows and events throughout the UK for the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and has appeared on television and radio. He has led assessment days for officers from Defra and the Peak District National Park Authority, showing and advising them on both good and bad workmanship for grant aided work.