Friday, 29 November 2013

The Urge to Leave Your Mark

It has been a while since members of The Ragged Ramblers got out exploring some lovely medieval churches. So it was with a tingle of anticipation that a party of six of us set out this morning to explore some antiquarian delights in north Norfolk. Oh what a time we had: ranging from the discovery of a bottomless pond of evil aspect to a good assemblage of post-medieval graffiti. Here are some images of the latter...

A concentration of graffiti at the partially ruined Hautbois St Theobald church


Here are three photographs of graffiti etched into the external stonework on the buttresses of St Peter & St Paul, Worstead. 







The following three graffitos are all to be found on the interior face of a box pew at St Peter & St Paul's, Heydon...

Man smoking a fag, 

Five o-clock shadow

Mary Frost wearing a bonnet

5 comments:

  1. Since this piece went live the Ragged Ramblers postbag has been fit to bulge as curious readers enquired about the bottomless pond of evil aspect. I can reassure all three of you, we will be posting something about the evil pond in the very near future.

    Huzzah!

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  2. I find myself rather drawn to the gentleman with the rainbow of light cast onto his face at the top of your blog. Is he married perchance?

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  3. It takes some time and a sharp object to engrave one's name, begging the question why the engraver was stationed at that spot so long.
    I read a bit recently about a young boy sent to wait by a column for deliveries. He left his name behind, in the column.

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  4. Wow, that's so cool. Did you find any disarticulated dolly legs during your travels? Expand!

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