Geldard, John

John Geldard, Full Transcript

 John Geldard talks about his life in Malham and particularly dry stone walling.

John Geldard

John Geldard farmed for many years at the head of Malhamdale. He was born at Green Close Farm in 1919 in an area between Clapham and Bentham, near Ingleborough. When John was six weeks old the Geldard family—Thomas Henry, his wife Ellen and three children—moved to Malhamdale. Baby John was carried in a clothes basket softened by a blanket and grew up at Prior Hall Farm in Malham, near Malham Cove.

John Geldard, Audio Clip

W.R. Mitchell and  John Geldard of Malham discuss the ancient art of dry stone walling.

In this segment John Geldard (JG) describes to W.R. Mitchell (WRM) the different qualities of gritstone and limestone and how to ensure a stone wall has a good foundation.

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