Weather Vanes

Heres a couple of weathervanes i recently made, they come in all different shapes and sizes with various
motifs ranging from animals to machinery and symbols, the cardinal arms can be very simple with just north and south , or ornate with supporting scroll work above and below.
In britain the oldest surviving weathercock goes back to 1340 and sits on top of a church in Ottery St Mary in Devon, the tail of the cock was peppered with musket shot until its replacement in 1908, the body has two trumpet tubes through it which plays the notes G and B when the wind whistles through them,
much to the annoyance of the locals , so attempts were made to silence it.
The erection of the Westminster Abbey weathercock is depicted in the Bayeau Tapestry in 1065.

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