Monday was all business at the Stone Trust center. Eleven candidates for Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain certificates put their heads down and applied themselves to the task of walling. The seven hour test required stripping out and rebuilding sections of 5’ high free-standing and retaining wall. Most candidates were successful in achieving the level of certification they were striving for.
My thanks to co-examiners Dean McLellan and Chris Tanguay for their even-handed professionalism in carrying out the tests. Also to T.J. Mora and Jared Flynn for preparing a top-notch venue for the candidates. And to the candidates themselves, I offer my deep respect for voluntarily placing themselves in the “trial-by-fire” of the DSWA testing scheme.