Tim's award, given to him by the Lord Mayor of the City of London earlier this month, will enable him to go on a 12-week intensive course at Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire. Photograph by JIM WILEMAN
(Photograph) - Tim Phipps from Exeter has won a pound;6,000 Queen Elizabeth scholarship to train as a thatcher. The 22-year-old Exeter university graduate will do a four-year apprenticeship to become a master thatcher and plans to grow roofing reeds on his family's farm. The scholarships are awarded twice a year by a charitable trust set up by the Royal Warrant Holders Association to support training in British crafts.
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