'Of Brecks thatch and sparrows'
 An article based on the written records & memoirs of the Reeve thatching family, across more than a century, written by S.Letch


The Association has released a 'Thatching Straw - Harvest & Availability - 2019' statement.
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Growing Straw for Thatching

Description: A 37 page A4 paper back guide to producing and recognising good quality thatching straw, with much to take the interest of the thatch owner or interested observer.

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    The Thatchers Craft deals with the history of thatching, the stage-by-stage construction using long straw, combed wheat or water reed, and has chapters on materials, tools and roof construction.
The publication is available from this site as facsimiles of the book as 10 PDF documents. You can download these by clicking on the title links.