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The Old Thatch

The Old Thatch
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Copyright: Joop Meintjens (sephus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-04 8:28
Viewed: 1485
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The OLD THATCH TEASHOP is over 300 years old and dates back to the 1600's.

It is believed that it was originally built as two, maybe three, Fisherman's Cottages.

All the Thatched Cottages in the Old Village of Shanklin were interlinked by tunnels and legend has it that the Fishermen 'Smugglers' would dodge through the tunnels so as not to get caught as, of course, smuggling, although the main source of income on the Island in those days, was against the law!

By the mid 1800's The Old Thatch became Shanklin's first Post Office, Library, Bookshop, House Agent and Agent for Anchor Life Insurance. At that time Shanklin had a population of less than 300.

In the 1940's The Old Thatch went through another major change when it was converted into a Teashop which it has continued up to the present day. We still make all our Homemade Scones, Traditional Fare & Desserts using the original Aga Ovens.

Did some noise-reduction,
strengthened the colour,
removed tv-antennes.

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2012-01-04 9:05]

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to visit, I went there a couple of times to holiday when I was a kid.
I remember some of the old thatched cottages and the dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine - not sure if it's still there, the sea was eating away the coastline.
Live the shot, very pleasant and captures the fantastic workmanship that used to go into these old cottages.

Hi Joop..you have a very nice style. Very clean and crisp with nice composition and tones. Well done.


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