Another year and we are back in town for Harpenden Lights Up. Photographed the Harpenden Gang Show performing a few of their numbers. The Farmers Market was on and the shops stayed open late. Good to see there was a great turn out of people. www.richardwashbrooke.com
It was a great to see and photograph a thatcher at work today. Dan Shelley is a sixth generation thatcher based in St Albans. www.hertsthatcher.com
If you think this is a dying art you might be surprised to hear that they are as busy as they can be. The average cottage will take 2 people 5 weeks to complete. A good thatcher will have work booked for 1 year and sometimes 3 years in advance. They work throughout the year and rain does not stop them working.
To see more images follow the link https://richardwashbrooke.photoshelter.com/gallery/Hatching-Green-Harpenden-15th-August-2019/G0000k.MBepYXW_U/C00001T0T5cZuHq4
The Hitchin Lavender Fields are looking fantastic. They believe in the next week to two weeks it will be at its best. If you get time go and visit. To get updates check out their website. www.hitchinlavender.com
Architecture and Construction
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