Good news for those who like their history. The grafitti left by the conscientous objectors imprisoned in Richmond castle during WW1 is to be preserved.
Much as I like to accuse footballers of being big girls blouses at least one was remarkably brave"Crumbling" graffiti drawn by conscientious objectors held in Richmond Castle during World War One is to be preserved by English Heritage.
In May 1916, 16 men - mainly from the north of England- were incarcerated in cells at the North Yorkshire castle.
The graffiti features pencil drawings and inscriptions, including slogans, poetry, and portraits of loved ones.
A grant of £365,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund will be used to protect the work and allow public access.
WWI conscientious objector graffiti at Richmond Castle to be preserved - BBC NewsSunderland centre-forward Norman Gaudie, a Quaker, was one of the men held at Richmond Castle before being shipped to France to face court-martial and the threat of firing squad.
His daughter-in-law, Marjorie Gaudie, said: "It is important to remember men like Norman. They were courageous men.
"He acted from the deepest conviction that all life is sacred. He knew it was wrong to take a life and so he refused to fight."
"He was prepared to die for his belief and that took immense courage," she added.