When I saw this fantastic cap on a bollard close to the old Maddermarket in Norwich, I was intrigued.

Feature cap to bollard: 3rd March 2020

The Maddermarket used to sell… madder, the plant used to dye medieval woollen products various shades of red. Hence the sheep on the cap. Alas, not an old installation but one of several commisioned in recent years by Norwich City Council for various sites around the city.

Heritage, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek

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12 Responses to Fleeced

  1. Deborah says:

    This is absolutely fascinating Crispina! Thanks for sharing! ❤

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  2. Is madder what they used to dye the famous Red Coats?

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  3. Dale says:

    How cool is that?


  4. Love this! Thanks for the history lesson 🙂 Fascinating.

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