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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:00 pm

The real reason I took my camera to work today. Some Saxon graffiti carved on pillars in the old part of the church I was working at today. The first of 2 ships.


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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:04 pm


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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:11 pm

A Harp or Lyre.

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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:25 pm

The graffiti is reputed to be from the 1400's, going by the style of the ships. Saxon traders sailed up the river Ore to Parham, possibly with stone for the rest of the church.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:48 am

Fascinating! Were you thatching at the church?

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:03 am

Hello Todd. No I wasn't thatching, I was supervising for Community Service, maintaining the churchyard.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:14 am

I really liked the Autumn display in your other post; it was beautiful and looked good enough to eat!

Community Service is a great thing!

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:37 am

English to English Translation Please: In this former colony "Community Service" means that someone broke the law and must complete XX hours of "Community Service" instead of going to jail. Usually given to those who were drinking and driving or such.

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Post  Jim Doiron on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:59 am

Those are great Will, thanks for sharing. So much more interesting that "______ was here". (Although a name would be nice too I suppose).

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:00 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:English to English Translation Please: In this former colony "Community Service" means that someone broke the law and must complete XX hours of "Community Service" instead of going to jail. Usually given to those who were drinking and driving or such.

Hello Billy. You are correct. Drink driving, some domestic violence and fighting after the pubs have chucked out are the main stay of my Sunday work. In the 10 years I have been a supervisor, successive home office ministers have changed the name to make their mark and at great expense too. Community Service, then Community punishment, enhanced community punishment, community payback and now unpaid work. I still call it Community service as the general public understands this

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:05 pm

Interesting, in Florida there are no "supervisors." The offenders must contact a nonprofit themselves and the nonprofit must do the supervision. The offenders then takes his paperwork back to the court.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:23 pm

We have a similar thing over here but only offenders deemed suitable, or low risk are given this opportunity. Sundays are also reserved for those in employment and not many charities or non profit organisations, offer work at weekends.

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:41 pm

Great pics Will. I love stuff like this. You're our very own Tony Robinson.

Although, you look more like the one who wears the dodgy jumpers and sound like the one with the sweaty hat.

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:37 pm

Harleyrider wrote:Great pics Will. I love stuff like this. You're our very own Tony Robinson.

Although, you look more like the one who wears the dodgy jumpers and sound like the one with the sweaty hat.

I think I said yesterday, what a pleasure it was to have you back on board. I'm rapidly changing my mind

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