Item BCA - 2019.2173 - Thatched hayricks

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BCA - 2019.2173


Thatched hayricks


  • first half twentieth century (Creation)

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Before farmers had large barns to store their hay, they built hayricks and a rick thatcher would come and thatch them to keep the water out. It was a useful way of having a store of food near where it was wanted. This was a skilled job and Bampton had two excellent thatchers, the brothers Ben and Fred Tanner from Weald. Reg Rouse from Backhouse farm was also a skilled rick thatcher but simply did his own.

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