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    Bulger's Beat: Craftsman brings thatched roof style to Tennessee

     21 Nov 2011 05:43

     Written by Terry Bulger

    living on earth - Creating a Thatched Roof - Bruce Gellerman
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    MHV's Waldheim House Gets A New Thatched Roof

     26 June 2017 05:16

     Written by Kenton Dyck

    Village News

     29 June 2017 13:13

     Written by Barry Dyck

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    Creating a Thatched Roof

     22 October 2010 07:07

     Written by Bruce Gellerman

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    Colonial Pemaquid to Open Season with Memorial Day Pipe Band Concert 

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:09 PM

    Weatherproofing history in Colonial Pemaquid

    June 27, 2013

    Pemaquid
    Personal Info

     

    "I decided at the age of 7 that I wanted to be a thatcher. When I was 16, my school counselor gave me the names of 50 thatchers working in England, and I began looking for an apprenticeship. 

     

    In England, a 5 year apprenticeship, in addition to college courses, is mandatory before a thatcher can work alone.

    During my apprenticeship I won my first award, for best journeyman (apprentice), for work on a roof in Essex.

     

     

    When my apprenticeship was over I joined the prestigious East Anglia Master Thatchers Association and spent several years working in England. I won best Associate Members Cup for a long straw roof that I worked on in Essex.

    At the age of 25, I became the youngest thatcher ever to

    receive the Ely Challenge

    Cup, for my work on a

    Tudor cottage."

     

     

    In 1991, I was asked to take on a project in the United States. I'd always wanted to bring thatch back to the United States, and I accepted right away. The U.S. market for thatch has been steady, and I've been here ever since."