Today Andrew Raffle the Thatcher who is going to re thatch the Ice House delivered the first load of heather that he is going to use. It was great to see the heather arrive and it was quite a sight to see him drive into the car park with the heather piled up high on the back of his van.
Andrew has been cutting the heather from a National Trust Property called Witley Common over towards Godalming in Surrey for the past two days and brought us over about a third of what we require in total. The plan is for Andrew to spend another few days cutting more heather and then the re thatching will start in a few weeks time, I will keep you posted with the progress.
Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets and books from our second hand book stall, this has helped to make the restoration of the Ice House possible and without you we couldn't have done it!