Thatching in 2013
Two buildings are being thatched at the Museum in 2013.
Work on Hambrook barn will take place from 18th March until 26th April and
then the house from Walderton will be thatched this autumn.
At these times on-site we have a chance to take part in a free
pre-booked hands-on thatching session, look at the exhibition and watch the
thatchers (Chris, Andy and Connor) at work.
Our schools roof is
at ground level Close up
photo of the spars and a bond Ducks nest on the
roof; not this year!
Below is some brief information for
teachers to use before or after their visit.
Thatching through the ages (pdf) (or
Thatching tools and techniques (pdf)
Thatching wordsearch (pdf)
display in Titchfield Market Hall
Work begins on Hambrook barn
Combed wheat reed is ready to use