A 19th century ^joke^ possibly aimed at a Victorian boss has been uncovered during work at a railway museum.
Volunteers found a pencil caricature hidden on the back of a wooden panel during a project to restore an 1890 carriage to its original splendour.
It showed a man with a high collar, pointed moustache and satisfied smirk.
Bosses at the Midland Railway Trust in Butterley, Derbyshire, speculated a builder decided to tease the management.
The coach was found in 1999, being used as a changing room for a tennis court.
The smirking sketched figure, dating back to the 1890s, is found during work at a railway museum.
Related news items
Tags: x Midland Railway Trust
|11/08/2014||City council owns a £350,000 steam engine [Derby Telegraph]|
|01/09/2013||Derbyshire volunteers hold signal box vigil to mark rail crash [BBC News]|