Background photograph 'Frost on the Ox Drove'  Copyright Ken Leslie www.kenleslie.co.uk

Background photograph 'Frost on the Ox Drove'  Copyright Ken Leslie www.kenleslie.co.uk

Background photograph 'Frost on the Ox Drove'

Copyright Ken Leslie www.kenleslie.co.uk

I started my apprenticeship in 1989, working in North Oxfordshire with Conway Freeman, a seventh generation thatcher. After that I came home to Wiltshire and set up my own business where I have practised traditional thatching for 30 years. In 2014, I was a part of a group of craftsmen who worked on an extension to a 17th century thatched house in Tisbury, Wiltshire. This team won the Salisbury Civic Society Conservation Award 2014. With 25 years of experience in traditional thatching methods, I have built a strong local reputation. In September 2015, I was  awarded the Master Craftsman of the Year Award in the Blackmore Vale Media Business Awards 2015.

Background photograph 'Frost on the Ox Drove'

Copyright Ken Leslie www.kenleslie.co.uk