This was a weekend on which the small village of Mottram in Longdendale was alive with excitement. Not only did it have the thrill of seeing the Tour of Britain cycle race pass through, but anyone visiting St Michael and All Angels would have had the additional delights of a lovely church and the presence of TAS members looking for and talking about historic graffiti.
We managed to collect a number of new images, which are now being catalogued, and we enjoyed meeting visitors to our display. Some were familiar faces and some were new, but all were welcome. We explained about some of the graffiti we had found at the church and how our findings could feed into regional and national projects.
As ever, we are grateful to the church for allowing us to join them on their open weekend.
Below we see pictured Carol and John in the process of collecting graffiti images. Honest. There is no truth in the rumour that John had just been discovered having a quiet kip in one of the rear pews!