Lecture on Woodsmanship & Timber Framing

The history of timber in woods and buildings in England.

Manifest were invited by the Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society to give a talk on the history of woods and woodsmanship in England, from earliest times to the present. Issues ranged over Neolithic hedge laying, Roman coppicing and Anglo-Saxon roof joints, presenting an image of humanity and nature in close co-operation through the use of timber and other woodland produce.