The Thurlows

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I visited the Thurlow Fayre in September 2001. It had been several years since I last went. met some nice people and had a very enjoyable time. Walking through the village, my mind went back to some of the buildings I had worked on. In the early 1950’s some of the cottages had their thatched roofs stripped off and replaced with Canadian cedar wood shingles. I think this was due to there being a shortage of suitable thatching straw and not many thatchers around.

This was sad, and I’m sorry to say I was involved in this, working for Mr Sargent Senior at the time who was given the contract for this work. It is nice to see that some of the shingles have now been replaced with traditional pantiles.

Thurlow was, and I am sure still is, a nice corner of Suffolk to live in, and it is good to see that it remains a working village.

12 December 2002