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Archive for June, 2012

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Thatched Galleon Sails In On Crest Of A Roof!

Thatched Ship

Thatching Advisory Services visited a newly thatched property in the pretty village of Lympstone, the thatching was carried out by West Country Thatchers.

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Thatcher Simon Sinkinson at Chelsea Flower Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Beardshaw returned to Chelsea this May with a design to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Furzey Gardens in Hampshire and the achievements of its learning disability team.  Simon Sinkinson, an experienced and talented thatcher collaborated with Chris to build the spectacular thatched Lantern Folly in the Garden.

Furzey Gardens Charitable Trust operates in conjunction with its sister charity, the Minstead Training Project, to provide a wide range of services for students with learning disabilities. The students are helping to grow plants for the show garden and assisting Chris in the garden build. This is the first time students with learning difficulties have been involved directly with a Chelsea garden. (source: www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/2012)

Simon undertakes contracts for the National Trust, The Barker-Mills Estates and Furzey Gardens as well as countless private houses and agricultural buildings throughout the  New Forest and further afield. If you’d like to see more of Simons photo’s of his involvement at Chelsea check out his blogspot.

http://www.tinydoors.com/building-the-lantern-at-chelsea-flower-show/

http://www.sinkinson-thatching.co.uk