Tristan da Cunha Thatched House Museum: Repairing the Thatched Roof, 2018
The roof of the Thatched House Museum needed repairing after winter damage.

Repairing the Thatched Roof, 2018

Report and photos from Janine Lavarello

Monday 9th July 2018 brought a calm, dry day for a group of island pensioners to repair the Traditional Thatched House Museum, which had some leaks due to the strong winds lifting some sections of the thatch.  They made a wonderful job, we just hope that the leaking has now come to an end.

Gathering flax bundles for the thatchers.

Gathering flax bundles for the thatchers.

Patching the thatch.

Patching the thatch.