Kensington Palace William And Kate
November 4, 2011 by staff
Kensington Palace William And Kate, The 12 million pound restoration of two years from Kensington Palace has discovered many things: the original paint color of disappointing the Red Room (“pink now,” as the young Queen Victoria noted in her diary) brick cistern built by Sir Christopher Wren to deal with natural sources under the building, and a display of pride, or an obscene insult, scrawled on a pillar of a worker died long ago.
The dirty graffiti was written over a century ago in a wooden pole to prop up a roof next to the door, sandwiched between the wooden walls. Perfectly dated 02/01/1902, it reads: “Peter Jackson, the son of a btch Champion”.
“When this was written, must have thought he was perfectly safe, that nobody in the world ever lay eyes on him again,” said Sheriff Lee Prosser. “Very clean handwriting,” said project manager Jo Thwaites. “Look how well it is formed the F.”
After 109 years of rotting wood, in part, and has been replaced by a steel beam – but the inscription has been carefully preserved and continues to provoke laughter in the archives.
Prosser originally assumed Jackson himself was to blame boast, but a scrawl on another piece of wood suggests that the trial may have been uncomplimentary of his coworkers.
Victoria died in 1901, but Jackson would have gone to work with the statue of the queen in her coronation dresses designed by her daughter Louise, another royal residence.
The rooms restored by Historic Royal Palaces, which manages the unoccupied part of Kensington (a dispersion of the royal family still including Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Prince William and Kate, when in London), reopen in March with Victoria Revealed, a permanent exhibition on the life of the young Victoria in the palace. Her childhood was often lonely passes under a scheme designed by her mother and the medical officer of Sir John Conroy claims and to maintain their usefulness busy from dawn to dusk and never alone for a moment.
Many private possessions will be on display for the first time, such as jewelry, paintings, books, uniforms belonging to rare survivor Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, clothing worn by the Queen and her children in happier times, and a pair of mourning socks – black legs, white feet, so the dye does not stain your shoes – that was after his death in 1861, when he wrote: “My life as a happy woman has done.” Visitors can walk on new carpet woven with words of passionate love letters from Albert during their courtship: “Body and soul always your slave, your faithful Albert,” and “Heaven has sent me an angel whose brightness light up my life. ”
A sound and light installation that evokes the atmosphere in the Red Room on June 20, 1837 when the teen tiny, having learned at 6 am that her uncle William IV was dead and was now the queen, before a roomful of foreign intimidation, including the elderly Duke of Wellington, and chaired its first meeting the Privy Council.
During work, the restoration team found many traces of the struggle of their predecessors for centuries to keep what started as a Jacobean house and extended continuously. The building was purchased by William and Mary, £ 20,000 in a peaceful haven from the bustle of Whitehall.
The most startling discovery occurred when the foundations of the new coffee shop, and the sunken garden had been dug, and a spring gushed long buried and turned the ground into quicksand. That hasty and costly support was needed to shore up the walls of old – but the site got tons of silver sand, which has been incorporated into new bricks.
Many workers left their names or initials scrawled on the wood and plaster, but have not matched Jackson. Prosser has been unable to trace his origin. In 1898, the outside contractor Mowlem – predecessor of today’s construction company – was contracted to carry out the work before Queen Victoria returned to her childhood home and opened the state apartments to the public, along with other parts the palace, as the first headquarters of the Museum of London. Jackson may have worked for the company, or by the Ministry of Works which may have been involved in strengthening the floors to cope with visitor numbers. Wages books and staff lists for the period of not surviving.
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