What thatchers do

Here’s a film about what a thatcher does. It’s no surprise that the thatcher at work there is an old man – the craft of thatching is rare in modern Britain. But there are young folk doing it too, like this man.

With our news this week full of our late Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, today’s a good day to remember what thatchers really do. And to enjoy a foreigner’s well-informed admiration of thatched roofs.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to What thatchers do

  1. Fascinating, but it seemed incongruous and a bit sad, that the thatching bales were tied with nylon string !!!!

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