Friday, 11 August 2017

Thatching talk in Old Buckenham

Replacing the thatch on All Saints Church

Michael Aldred, a traditional reed thatcher, will be at All Saints Church on Saturday 16 September. There will be an initial general talk on" Thatching" for about half an hour, starting at 10am.

After a break for tea/coffee and biscuits, he will give a brief description of the deterioration of the thatch at All Saints Church followed by a question and answer session. The whole event is expected to last for about two hours.
Michael has carried out a detailed examination of thatch at All Saints and produced a written report for the Diocese and Heritage Lottery. An application has been made under "Listed Places of Worship" for financial support with grant funding. The total cost of the estimated repairs is £137,000.
This event is completely free of charge and a high attendance is essential to show to Heritage Lottery the support of the community to keep the church operating and in reasonable condition. Clergy and church warden will be in attendance.
Work on the thatch is essential to keep water out of the building. Please put the date in your diaries now and come along and add your support to the Raise the Roof campaign.

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