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Posted: 15/06/2009 01:01:46
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has anyone come across other carvings such as this in Ratgoed.
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Posted: 15/06/2009 08:07:24
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That kind of thing is pretty common in Slate. Often in winch chambers / cupboards.

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Posted: 15/06/2009 08:26:14
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Names yes, ocean liners no!

That's rather special Smile

It's also of a style which is very much of an age: I'm tempted to say Art Deco, but I'm not 100% sure!

Not dissimilar to this sort of thing: [web link]

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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:01:26
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Middlecleugh has a camel.
I guess thoughts of warmer climes were maybe commonplace when working high on cold British hills.



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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:21:02
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This is an interesting one as not only do you find these things underground but above to. I have a leaning towards Calligraphy and have noticed that alot of old graffiti, art (call it what you will) uses type faces often contempory to the era and as such forms a fabulous record of peoples adoption of different writing and drawing styles. I have often noticed in places where people worked anbd rested interesting scrawls and have seen them in various mines, workplaces and places with great views like black rocks. People obviously sat and in their break times or whatever with little to do just scratched away...
Sadly now buried I found a wonderful scratched picture of a sailing ship in a sandstone quarry near Ashburton, superb artistry and dated 1700 T.Byre in Full Old English... sadly the hillside is landscaped and i simply did not think to take a pic...
Another iinteresting factor is it shows that often the people that many seem to think of as witless uneducated wage slaves were artistic and occasionally well educated workman...
I believe a book is due out on all aspects of old graffiti soon (it may be out in fact). It doesn't cover spraycan its aimed at carvings, scratchings etc.

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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:27:18
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It would seem appropriate to introduce Colonel Mustard's Favourites collection at this point: [web link]

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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:32:44
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You beat me to it!!

Note the beautiful script writing and note alot of Times Roman... also interesting is that by all accounts Monograms became a big thing and i have seen alot of those in many amazing places inc a mine in the middle Crete even with a klittle drawing of a horse or donkey to the side... great topic this!

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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:34:20
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I have seen this sort of thing everywhere, the oldest that come to mind are at "Ringing Rake and Masson Sough" on this website. Check out the 'overseer'.
Best drawings at Box Stone Mines, but executed with a pencil rather than carved.

Here is the overseer



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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:46:41
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ChrisJC wrote:

That kind of thing is pretty common in Slate. Often in winch chambers / cupboards.

Chris.

this one was in a winch chamber.
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Posted: 15/06/2009 09:56:22
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there are several examples at Combe Down, including a sailing ship, various names and dates and a local lady who seems to have been widely admired for reasons which remain unspecified... Blink IP: 149.254.56.88
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