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Wall repaired with traditional skills at the Sound

David Fisher pictured as he commences work repairing a section of dry stone wall at the Sound

Fischer and Griffiths keep old techniques alive

A section of dry stone walling at the Sound has been rebuilt using traditional skills.

David Fisher and Pat Griffiths repaired the collapsed part of the field boundary on the nature reserve.

They put it back together without mortar, selecting and fitting stones until the wall held up under it's own weight.

They're a 'common feature' in the Island's landscape according to Manx National Heritage, which has thanked the pair for completing the task.

Typically made from beach cobbles in the north, and slate elsewhere, the walls serve to keep in livestock, mark boundaries, and provide shelter in bad weather.

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