Thatching

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Location

Lough Neagh

Year

1975

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

colour

Length

02min 20sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

Katy Carrington examines the re-emergence of thatched roofs in 1975.

Shot List

Katy Carrington on the shore of Lough Neagh. Behind her is the mechanical gathering of Bull Rush or Ballen, a reed used for thatching. Interview with Fred Burns, Managing Director of Irish Thatchers. Views of preparation of reeds - cleaning and gathering reeds, Robert Stephenson describing the different types of thatching - reed, straw and straw reed.

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