Items of Interest
Fascinating #WWI discovery of #wallpainting showing grave to 'Jack' who died 'for his country's good in 1916' found in house at #Gretna (originally built for munition workers) read more here: https://t.co/5mfManEsfZ @odavies9 @FWWLives pic.twitter.com/OJomWoX3jE
— The Devil's Porridge Museum (@Devils_Porridge) January 31, 2021
Medieval ship graffiti – a new short video is now live on the Youtube channel.
Less than half an hour of me rambling on about early ship graffiti, so you got off lightly…https://t.co/Qg4Zph4yIE pic.twitter.com/2naFWBXVn0
— Medieval Graffiti (@MedievalG) February 3, 2021
We all know that the Coronation Chair is one of the most famous pieces of furniture in the world. It has been the grand centrepiece for coronations for over 700 years. But how much do you know about the graffiti that has been littered all over it? pic.twitter.com/KOIQk0RPZF
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) February 5, 2021
Speaking of ship graffiti recently reminded me of this gem at the Ballarat Machanics Instutute basement.
What I really love is how you can tell the author of these sketches is actually familiar with rigging. pic.twitter.com/Q1ItHTwKdu
— David Waldron (@DavidWa57473731) February 10, 2021
Demon trap (concentric circles) and other apotropaic symbols showing up well in winter light on Rusthall Common on Saturday. People evidently felt the need of supernatural protection among the spooky rocks on a dark night. pic.twitter.com/Ux93OVZEqX
— Ian Beavis (@iancbeavis) February 10, 2021
— Bramford Local History Group (@BramfordHistory) February 19, 2021
Given the tech available at the time he did an amazing job, and I'm sure many of you would recognise a few old favourites.
It has now all be catalogued, but digitising it could take a while… 2/4 pic.twitter.com/v3glSUgrKb
— Medieval Graffiti (@MedievalG) February 19, 2021
Back in the 1500s, some of the Tower's prisoners would try to ease the stress and boredom of their confinement by carving graffiti into the walls of their cells.
Amazingly, lots of these carvings survive to this day! 👇 (1/4) pic.twitter.com/3m9fHJUp4x
— The Tower of London (@TowerOfLondon) February 20, 2021