Just over ten years ago, 76 homes burnt down in the terrible fire of Sunday, 11 November 2012.

This sparked a building boom, with an amazing 38 rebuild starts within 12 months and 51 within three years.

And now, in 2023, 67 houses have been rebuilt…. unsurprisingly, but many would say sadly, only one with thatch.

Just nine left still to be rebuilt.

Five houses survived the fire, five houses that were amongst the houses that burned down …. unsurprisingly, of the five, only one had a thatched roof.

It was a terrifying evening, but as often happens with these tragedies, there was a feeling of togetherness in town for some weeks after.