Master Thatcher James Caro places thatching straw to repair the roof of Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford on Avon

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Master Thatcher James Caro places thatching straw to repair the roof of Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford on Avon
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Master Thatcher James Caro uses thatching straw to repair the roof of Anne Hathaway's (Shakespeare's mother) cottage in the small Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon. He then uses a Thatcher's tool called a "Leggett" to make sure that the straw is tightly fitted to make the roof waterproof. The thatching will take 12-weeks to complete, and is work undertaken once every 30-years. The next time that the repairs will take place is due to be 2038.
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK,