Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Tratt Brothers - Master Craftsmen

My Friends Trevor and Richard Tratt, are just starting to re - thatch
this cottage in the village that I walk past every day.
So over the next few weeks I will try and keep up a photographic
record of how it's done.
It's great to see true Craftsmen at work.
Today they started putting the scaffolding up.
More pots from the Kiln tomorrow as well.

3 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

That will be great to follow, Paul. I'll send a note to our friend Chris Bromfield, the former Somerset thatcher who lives here in Falmouth and is married to Denise Marcoux. He may know the Tratt brothers.

Ron said...

Yes, I'll be interested in this as well. Thanks.

Hollis Engley said...

Paul: Just got this communication from our friend Chris Bromfield. Thought you'd be interested. "Thanks for the thatch blog, yes I know the tratty boys ok, I know Richard a lot better, but I've met Trevor before. The roof they are working on, I've done work on it years back.I re-Thatched the back of the house to its left a few years ago for Jack Lewis. They are both good Thatchers. It will be interesting to see what reed they put back on. I wonder if it will be Steve Packham's Wheat reed! Or will it be Trickicaley?
I'll have to stay tuned.
I just did some thin Rick thatching on a Shed built for a display for Providence Flower show in a couple weeks.
Cheers Hollis,
Chris

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