Illustrated History Trail at Llanthony Secunda Priory

Maps

Llanthony Secunda Priory, a medieval priory and public space in Gloucester, commissioned this project to engage families visiting the site with the fascinating history from the medieval period to present day. 

This piece was a collaboration with the brilliant fabricator Jack Stiling of Stiling's Workshop

The pieces were designed inspired by real historical events which took place across the site: from Lady Margaret, the daughter of the Earl of Gloucester who founded the Priory and who became a great patron; monks writing manuscripts; turkey from the 1930s turkey farm; to Eddie Fry, a local strong man who lived in the Victorian farmhouse on site in the 1960s and was known as 'The Pocket Hercules' for his short but strong stature! 

A map was also created for visitors to follow to find missing words of fascinating facts laser cut into each wooden illustration, and to design their own medieval creature or shield on the back.