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Online Lynda Bradford

Artist: Brody Neuenschwander

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Three of the recesses of the Chart Room contained parchment borders specially-commissioned and installed in 1994 at a cost of £1,400, formed by a collage of hand-coloured papers onto which quotes (by T S Elliot, Sir Francis Drake and John Masefield) on the theme of navigation were written in layers in a variety of calligraphic styles.

Selection of Quotes:

“It is better to have absolutely no idea where one is and to know it than to believe confidently that one is where one is not”.

“The anchor heaves, the ship swings free, the sails swell full, to sea to sea!” - Poet: Thomas Lovall Beddoes


“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”. Poet: TS Elliot



“Exultation is the going / Of an inland man to sea/ .....


Past the houses, past the headlands / Into deep eternity” Poet: Emily Dickinson read interpretation of how Dickinson describes elation in the first moments after death



“... two years, ten months and some few odd days besides in seeing the wonders of the Lord in the deep, in discovering so many admirable things, in going through with so many strange adventures...” - possible Francis Drake?


“The sea isn't a place, but a fact and a mystery...” Poet: Mary Oliver


Photos by Isabelle Prondzynski that can also be seen in Gallery

If you have memories of the calligraphy or photos please post.
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