Today I have been working in a wonderful location again. This is the National Trust Longshaw Estate about 10 miles from home. I lived here 13 years ago but today I was back to fit a special bench. It is the first time I have worked with a dry stone waller mixing walling and green oak to create what I think will be a very apropriate bench for the setting.
The bench is just in front of the visitor centre which serves good food, coffee and cakes, hard work keeps you hungry.
Having set the main uprights in place to support the woodwork Geoff the waller started measuring up for the foundations.
Having finished my work on the wood for now my job was cutting the coping stones, the curved top pieces seen to the left in this picture, and keeping Geoff supplied with stone.
This is about how far we got in the day, we will be back tomorrow to finish off.