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Culture: Dwindling tale of the riverbank.

Reed cutter Eric Edwards at work on the banks of the river at How Hill on the Norfolk Broads. Eric is one of just 15 reed cutters left in the region and it is feared the ancient craft, which supplies the reeds for roof thatchers, will die out through global warming and foreign imports. Rising sea levels have made the reed beds wetter and more difficult to harvest and cheaper imports from countries such as Turkey could force the skill to dwindle out of existence
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Nov 7, 2002
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