Cotswold stone house, Leysbourne, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, UK

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Romesh Bhattacharji on August 25, 2015

I was looking for just such a picture after reading the lyrical chapter on 'To the Cotswolds' in JB Priestly's English Journey. This is what he wrote about old George, a Cotswold mason' in 1932:

"..He is in his seventies but still at it. When I met him he was engaged in the almost lost art of dry-walling, pulling down some ramshackle old walls and converting their materials into smooth solid ramparts. .."

Has this craft gone with the ages?

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  • Uploaded on April 22, 2009
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    by David Wilson
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
    • Taken on 2004/08/30 16:16:30
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