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I’ll take both!!!! Mike and I have discussed what sort of chickens yours are, I see now they are brown ale Orpingtons. Newcastle Brown Ale is the stuff that lead me down the path to craft brewing. I had no idea there was delicious beer in the world..
I wonder if they're all by the same hand? And why that particular spot? And no adulteration by other graffiti? That's a unique find.Most of these must have taken several hours to do. This is hard sandstone and the lettering on most is deep and made to last.
Murphy the quiet man.
Finbar the thinker.
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This last was the biggest and maybe deepest carved into the rock. Its for a dog which is both somehow quite touching and comedically absurd.
Here lies Lady Fern's Flint of Furgus. Irish Setter.
Oer this moor there never ran better.
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So asking the question on the local facebook page and they are by Jack Fearn, the old gamekeeper of the area. One of the inscriptions is dated 1995. I've found a national newsapaper article from 2011 about him. Looks like he had quite a big impact on the conservation of the local ecology. Can't find a death date for him but if he's not gone, he's gone from the area.I wonder if they're all by the same hand?
There's really not much, if any, graffiti in rural areas around here.And no adulteration by other graffiti?
People won’t find it here and I don’t think anybody here will spread it around.Turns out Jack Fearn died early this year. I was asked to delete my facebook post as it's a local secret - which would explain why google brought up nothing. I deleted my facebook post but wonder if I should remove my posts here.
Having a look around and I think ours are hybrids from the look, not a pure breed. Quite common as layers in the UK it turns out.Mike and I have discussed what sort of chickens yours are