Can you imagine coming across a 'meeting' like this one. We discovered it Cumbria hiking from the Olde Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale to Little Langdale along the ridge of Lingmoor Fell
There they were, all the stone-faced constituents, gathered in a big stand-off. The 'joint' was completely silent. The entire length of the 'meeting' continued to rise in a kind of suspended line of tension. Neither side was backing down. Some of the really hard-liners in the both conglomerations refused to budge, even on the lowest levels. They were a rough looking bunch - cold and immovable.
Some of the more miserable ones had actually fallen out! Some stopped just short of making the others appear to be 'missing the mark'. Only a few had even tried to take a different 'slant' on things. But clearly there was a noticeable 'split'. Presumably there was an issue over some imperceptible difference in technique. This schism, where these structures still continued to confront each other, had evidently lasted for many years.
Perhaps it was a dispute involving jurisdiction. Maybe they couldn't 'meet' on some now long forgotten issue. Although it is hard to see any difference in the two, it seems neither side wanted to 'touch' on any area of compromise. Neither side was willing to 'merge'.
The two appeared to be equally as important, equally as 'correct'. Looking along both directions and putting some perspective on it, it's evident they both have a long line of support behind them. And both sides are actually still doing a great job! Although neither side has much contact with the other, both sides of the wall seem connected by a single genuine commitment to a strong structural dry stone walling tradition.