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Brunel
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DRY STONE WALLS

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New ones being constructed at the recently completed roadworks, Harrogate Road,Ring Road LS17

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It is not often that one of my old cartoons are applicable?
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Are these technically dry stone walls? It looks like a layer of mortar under the capping stones. Very nice anyway.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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The mortar course is probably to make it more difficult for the stones to be taken.

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they are dry stone walls, the mortar is required for the top stones due to health and safety in public spaces. if they were to be built in a field the top stones dont need mortar

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They look so smart the cost must be quite high compared to brick walls but they do match the property's in the back ground.Dry stone walls go back hundreds of years and a lot of them in the Yorkshire Dales go that far back if erected properly they require no maintenance, and except for ground movement last for many many years.
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warringtonrhino wrote:
Mon 24 Feb, 2020 4:23 pm
It is not often that one of my old cartoons are applicable?
I have just noticed - he is building Adrian's Wall!

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