National Civil War Centre unveils 400-year-old school graffiti to public
1 September 2015
From the section Nottingham
One of the markings reads R. Disney, thought to be an ancestor of Walt Disney
Graffiti left by schoolboys up to 400 years ago has been revealed to the public for the first time.
The graffiti was discovered etched on walls at the Old Magnus Building in Newark ahead of work to create the National Civil War Centre on the site.
The building was originally a grammar school and the attic where the markings were found was used as a dormitory.
The list of names include R. Disney 1608 – believed to be an ancestor of Walt Disney.
Walt Disney’s family came from Norton Disney, a village in between Lincoln and Newark.
He is known to have visited the area in 1949, …read more
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