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- Long ago the houses were very small and they were thatched. The thatched consisted of wattles, scraws, rushes, heather, and sedge out of swamps. The old houses had a bed in the kitchen. This bed was known as a Hag. The fire place was in the centre of the house. The chimney was made of clay and yellow daub. The old people remember houses having no chimney. There used to be a hole in the thatch and the smoke used to come through this hole.
There are accounts of houses which had no glass for the windows. There used to be holes in the wall and there used to be a bag of straw stuck into these(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.