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Dorchester Photographic Memories

Dorchester Photographic Memories

The photo 'West Stafford, Thatching c1960' appears in this book

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Caption for West Stafford, Thatching c1960: The art of thatching is still much in demand throughout Dorset. Local thatch was originally made of wheat, rye or barley straw, but now longer- lasting reed is often used. The purpose of the covers on the chimneys is to prevent sparks igniting the roof.

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