Graffiti from imprisoned First World War conscientious objectors to be saved

Rare and unseen graffiti drawn by men who refused to fight in the First World War on prison walls as they awaited court martial is to be saved from crumbling to dust.
The hundreds of pencil drawings, political slogans, portraits of loved ones, hymns and poetry on the walls of the 19th century cell block at Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire, will be protected by English Heritage as part of a £365,400 project.
They were made by the "Richmond sixteen", conscientious objectors including Quakers, Methodists, Jehovah's Witnesses and socialists who were incarcerated before being shipped... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 30
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