Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wallers of the future?

Lots of children stopped by and tried out dry stone walling on the National Trust stand at the 2012 Manifold show. 

Miniature hard hats, hi-viz jackets and goggles were all available for the kids to dress up in, they really looked the part. Our resident drystone walling expert volunteer Fred was on hand to give them a helping hand
Also on the stand was John Blake, demonstrating traditional turning on his pole lathe, which was popular with kids of all ages.

Lynda our recruiter was on hand to offer help and got lots of interest from families for our “50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾” campaign.  She even managed to get a mini orchestra going using grass trumpets (number 25 in the list of 50)

The Manifold show is in its 33rd year and seems to be growing more popular each year.  The show is sited very near to our White peak base in Ilam and is only a short distance from the large areas of land we manage in the Manifold valley and Dovedale.
Malcolm and Mark - White Peak Rangers

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