We were invited to join Julian Vayne from North Devon Museum on his recent visit to Newport Community School in Barnstaple - one of a number of teaching sessions in which Julian is introducing the students to artefacts from St Anne's Chapel.
This session introduced the students to quill pens and allowed them to have a go at writing using the implements - lets just say that things got a little messy with blobs of ink everywhere!
Stu from Maniac took along a couple of costumes, kindly loaned by the Barnstaple Heritage Centre, and asked a couple of willing volunteers to dress up as Victorian children. He then filmed them writing in copperplate script - learning their alphabet.
This footage will be used in the upcoming virtual tour film we have been commissioned to create following the recent refurbishment of St Anne's Chapel.