Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Old Buckenham thatching update

All Saints Church ‘Raise The Roof’ 
The thatchers have been hard at work during the last month and have already completed the south side of the Chancel roof. They expect to have finished the north side and the ridge before Christmas. It looks fabulous, well worth going to have a look in person (or to check out the Old Buckenham blog for many photos).
The Chancel is about one third of the total roof that needs to be re-thatched and this has been wholly funded by generous giving and fundraising within the Church and the village, together with a recently received grant for £7000 from the Norfolk Churches Trust.
Fundraising for the nave roof will start in earnest in February next year. An application is being made for a significant grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for this next stage of the work. Details about the opportunities for community involvement in this exciting project will be published once there has been a response to the Heritage Lottery Fund application.
Another load of Norfolk reed

South side now waterproof

Halfway up the north side of the roof

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