Got a good eye for detail? Lincoln Cathedral seeks graffiti hunters

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The Lincoln Cathedral Connected project is calling on volunteers to spend a day training and then a further day searching for any historic graffiti on the stone surfaces inside the city’s landmark.

Some 11 volunteers selected on a first come first served basis can choose between one of two training days, Thursday 18 January or Saturday 27 January 10am to 4.30pm.

The purpose of the project is to create a concise record of the Cathedral’s graffiti so that the information may be used in guided tours and exhibitions.

Brian Porter, the Lincoln Graffiti project leader, said: “I’m looking for people who are keen to learn basic archaeological recording techniques or who are fascinated in why people want to leave their personal marks on a place.

“We would encourage anyone who wants to learn more about Lincoln’s heritage to take part.

Medieval Graffiti at Lincoln Cathedral

“We have discovered some fascinating graffiti over the last few years. I’m pleased to be able to share this opportunity with the public to find more hidden treasures.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to learn to find, photograph and record graffiti inside Lincoln Cathedral. Participants will gain new knowledge of an often-overlooked aspect of Lincolnshire’s heritage, which we are keen to unveil to our visitors,” added Fern Dawson from Lincoln Cathedral Connected.

To volunteer to take part in the scheme contact the Lincoln Cathedral graffiti project leader at lager[email protected]