Alford Lincolnshire UK
famous for the Alford Craft Market and Manor House
Alford Manor House Restoration 2005 August 19

Thatching in Progress: 2005 August 19

wheat straw
wheat straw ready for use
up to the roof and under the canopy
Up on the Roof: over 20 tonnes of organically grown wheat straw and over 5 tonnes of reed will go into thatching the roof.
wheat straw ready for thatching
wheat straw thatch covering some of the original reed thatching
thatching in progress
wheat straw thatch will last about 30 years
addition of chimney pots
brickwork re-pointed
thatch cut off
chimney stack under canopy
next: 2005 August: Inside Repairs
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