Thatch Fire


Re-instatement of the Thatch to The White Lion Inn

  On April 1st about 50% of the roof of The White Lion at Barthomley in Cheshire was destroyed by fire – caused it is thought by a spark or heat passing through the chimney below the thatch line. On July 23rd the pub re-opened after extensive repairs.  Master Thatchers had previously […]


Thatch Roof Fires

A fire in a Thatched roof in Suffolk reported on the 27th May 2013 was attended by 14 fire engines and 65 fire fighters!  http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/worlingworth_investigation_begins_into_destructive_thatch_blaze_1_2212493 Thatch fires generally necessitate a large turnout of fire fighters to deal with the two problems of  putting the fire out which may smoulder for […]