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    In the 15th century they didn't have photography. If you saw something happening, you had to grab a bit of wood and carve it quickly. I suppose it could then be used in court.



    Pete

    OK, it is 15th century, but its a misericord in Ripon Cathedral. Nice place - Ripon.
    Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


    Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.

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    An unusual picture, well spotted

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      I dunno - if it's not nailed down, someone will nick it!
      Hugh of Bardfield
      Essex, UK
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        Isn't it amazing what they managed to achieve with the primitive tools etc. Workmanship like that is lost today.

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          Nice shot Pete. There are a couple of rows of misericords in St Nicholas's Cathederal in Newcastle, they are very strange.

          I don't really agree that these skills have gone, they are around - I have a friend who is a roofer by trade but discovered that he could carve wood and does some wonderful stuff. And there's that company in Yorkshire who's signature is a mouse - can't remember the name. The trouble is it's expensive, and probably was then.

          One of the Newcastle ones - remarkably similar in style & wood, even though the subject matter is very different:

          CathedralMisericord1.jpg
          John

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          "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

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            Originally posted by HughofBardfield View Post
            I dunno - if it's not nailed down, someone will nick it!
            When a guide showed me the misericords in Winchester Cathedral, they told me some had been recently stolen.

            Jim

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              Originally posted by yorky View Post
              Workmanship like that is lost today.
              Not really. This was the first attempt by my wife at wood carving a few years ago. No-one had told her how difficult it would be - so she just got on with it!

              http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/ar...<br /> /69467

              The others at the top of the page are also by her.

              One her more recent carvings:

              http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/ar...hp/photo/69460

              Jim

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                Re: Bloke stealing doors

                Hi Jim -

                Need permission to enter.

                Regards. Barr1e
                Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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