This charming historic Cornish village church had an ancient lead roof dating from 1806. Covered in graffiti and signatures of people from long ago, it was a shame to have to remove the lead. It was made from extremely thick code 12 sand-cast lead that had served its purpose for longer than most lead roofs.
Some of the graffiti however was persevered for historic interest, and I used one piece of the original lead with graffiti and bossed it into a large garden planter to save it from the melting pot!
This roof was renewed with code 7 lead, and to be consistent with the historic nature of the building, I bossed all of the visible details so that no modern looking welds are visible.