Lyle Morgan, master thatcher who has done much recent work in the village.
Lyle Morgan thatching corner of barn
Lyle Morgan thatching barn at Lower Farm.
Thatching Cross Cottages
Thatched roofs have been a feature of many village houses and cottages for many centuries, and until recently there has been a resident thatcher – George Samways was the last.
Sadly, thatch fires have been the cause of many houses being damaged or destroyed – one image is of Brook Cotttages being thatched early in the 19th century; early in the 20th, Brook Cottages were twice devastated by such fires.
In recent times, much thatching work in East Meon has been conducted by Master Thatcher Lyle Morgan; a profile was written for Meon Matters and is attached as a PDF.