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Thatching a church, Suffolk BB98_14595

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Filename: bb98_14595.jpg

Size: 5380 x 3523 (8.3MB)

Date: 4th October 1949

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Thatching a church, Suffolk BB98_14595

Lowestoft, Suffolk. Thatchers at work on the roof of St Margaret and All Saints Church view from the south east. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in October 1949

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Media ID 1755175

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> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > Hallam Ashley Collection (1931-1980)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1900s - 1910s

> Towns and Cities > Lowestoft


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print transports us back to a bygone era, specifically October 1949 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. The image showcases the skilled craftsmanship of thatchers diligently working on the roof of St Margaret and All Saints Church. Hallam Ashley's keen eye captures this momentous scene from the south east perspective, providing a unique angle that allows us to appreciate both the intricate thatching work and the church's grandeur. The thatched roof stands as a testament to centuries-old traditions, preserving not only architectural heritage but also cultural significance. As we gaze at this photograph, we can almost hear the rhythmic tapping of wooden tools against straw bundles as these dedicated artisans meticulously weave each strand into place. Surrounded by an enchanting landscape, with hints of gravestones peeking through lush greenery in the background, it becomes evident how nature seamlessly intertwines with human creations. This harmonious coexistence between man-made structures and their natural surroundings is truly awe-inspiring. Hallam Ashley's lens immortalizes this snapshot in time – a poignant reminder of our collective history and enduring commitment to preserving our past for future generations. It serves as a visual tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to maintaining these sacred spaces while showcasing their remarkable skills passed down through generations. In essence, this print encapsulates not just an exquisite display of craftsmanship but also embodies a profound sense of reverence towards tradition and community spirit.

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