WWI conscientious objector graffiti at Richmond Castle to be preserved

WWI conscientious objector graffiti at Richmond Castle to be preserved
 

"Crumbling" graffiti drawn by conscientious objectors held in Richmond Castle during World War One is to be preserved by English Heritage.
In May 1916, 16 men - mainly from the north of England- were incarcerated in cells at the North Yorkshire castle.
The graffiti features pencil drawings and inscriptions, including slogans, poetry, and portraits of loved ones.
A grant of £365,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund will be used to protect the work and allow public access.
The prisoners, known as the Richmond Sixteen, included a Sunderland footballer, a clerk at the Rowntree's... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Regional, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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