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Anyone recognize this place wounded soldiers


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Snap...do you know where it is ?

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1 minute ago, arantxa said:

Snap...do you know where it is ?

No, I just tweaked your image and put it the right way up.

 

Still searching, but not holding out much hope.

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Thank you looks much better like that

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The type of thatch should give a clue, there were different styles and different reeds used according to region.  Research the thatch style.

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Ok I didn’t know that so I’ve learnt something new today ! 

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Dependent upon County as to whether it is reed or straw thatch as well.

 

George

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10 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

The type of thatch should give a clue, there were different styles and different reeds used according to region.  Research the thatch style.

 

Crikey, every day is a school day!

 

Have found this photo courtesy of http://www.tomwhiteley.co.uk/ventilation-is-key/ which I think shows a similar style of thatch. His company is based in Dorset.

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I would agree   That’s really good I shall start looking at thatch in a whole new light 

 

thanks 

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2 hours ago, HTSCF Fareham said:

 

Crikey, every day is a school day!

 

Have found this photo courtesy of http://www.tomwhiteley.co.uk/ventilation-is-key/ which I think shows a similar style of thatch. His company is based in Dorset.

 

“Long straw thatching declined in the 1960s and 70s in favour of water reed and combed wheat reed. However, long straw is now recovering.” 
 

“The main thatching types today are:

 

•    Long straw. Roofs look shaggy, not cropped like the reed types, and eaves have hazel stitches. Long straw is seen in southern, central and eastern England.


•    Combed wheat reed (Devon reed). This is actually straw laid like water reed. Eaves are not dressed, though, but cut (so stalks have angled ends) and hips are more rounded. Combed wheat is characteristic of the West Country.


•    Water reed (Norfolk reed). Eaves generally overhang less than with straw roofs. Ridges may be of sedge. Water reed is traditional in wetland areas. Imported material is of variable quality.”
 

Conclusion:  your photo definitely shows a Long Straw thatch with ‘split hazel stitching’ running in lines across the roof.  The extent of the lines of stitching (i.e. not just the eaves) seems unusual and might assist you with identifying the location.  

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Could be the lodge house to a stately pile being used as a convalescent hospital. But where. 

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5 minutes ago, Michelle Young said:

Could be the lodge house to a stately pile being used as a convalescent hospital. But where. 


Yes, it does have the look of a Lodge House, I agree.  Sue Light would probably have recognised it, had she still been here.  I have a feeling it might be Eastern England up around Norfolk where there’s still lots of thatching today, but I’m really just guessing.

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Or Dorset maybe 

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33 minutes ago, Michelle Young said:

Or Dorset maybe 


Yes, equally possible I think.  Both used long straw.

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9 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:


Yes, equally possible I think.  Both used long straw.

 

As per post #10.

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5 minutes ago, HTSCF Fareham said:

 

As per post #10.


Yes, I did notice that.

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I've lost track of how many images of thatched, single story buildings I've looked at today. :huh:

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Well you will be able to use it as your chosen subject on. Mastermind.  Your friends will be very impressed !!!!

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21 minutes ago, HTSCF Fareham said:

If I keep this up, I won't have any friends! I'm going to throw in the towel for now.


It was a VERY long shot given the sheer number of buildings with thatched roofs at that time!  You are clearly very optimistic by nature.

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But fortune favors the Brave you don’t get the DCM for sitting at the back of the trench   

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1 hour ago, arantxa said:

But fortune favors the Brave you don’t get the DCM for sitting at the back of the trench   

 
Adventurous perhaps rather than brave...

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