Item BCA - 2019.1786 - Re-thatching 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street in 1963 and again in 1985

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BCA - 2019.1786

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Re-thatching 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street in 1963 and again in 1985

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  • 1963-1985 (Creation)

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The dwelling called 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street was re-thatched in 1963 and again in 1985, the second time by master thatcher Mark Constable.
This dwelling is one of the oldest in Bampton and you can read all about it on this website at

http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/bmy8-pg3m-28ag

The farming of crops to create thatching straw is a specialised thing as is the thrashing and binding which does not smash up the stems and the third picture shows a Ransome thrashing machine. In East Anglia, reeds are frequently used for thatching but the roofs don't last quite as long.

John Smith said "My father would have told you the worst job in thrashing was to empty the chaff box underneath, this was usually the job of the youngest boy in the gang."

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