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Knocker Gallery

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Choose from 35 pictures in our Knocker collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

English Cathedrals - Knocker, Durham Cathedral Featured Print

English Cathedrals - Knocker, Durham Cathedral

English Cathedrals - Knocker, Durham Cathedral - Fabulous Monster door Knocker. Part of Box 144 Boswell Collection - English Cathedrals. The Sanctuary Knocker or hagoday is an ornamental knocker on the door of a cathedral. Under medieval English common law, these instruments supposedly afforded the right of asylum to anybody who touched them. Examples of Sanctuary Knockers can be found on Durham Cathedral,( the St. Nicholas church in Gloucester and the Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon) . By 1623, the laws permitting church sanctuary had been overturned by parliament. Date: circa 1900

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker - Madonnas of Pervyse Featured Print

Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker - Madonnas of Pervyse

Mairi Lambert Gooden-Chisholm of Chisholm, better known as Mairi Chisholm (1895-1981), Scottish nurse and ambulance driver during World War I, pictured right with, on the left, Elsie Knocker (known here as Baroness de T'Serclaes after her second marriage to a Belgian in 1916), also a nurse and ambulance driver. Both were awarded the Military Medal for their bravery and work with the wounded on the Western Front in Belgium. The pair initially joined the Voluntary Emergency Corps but then later set up their own first aid dressing station just 100 yards from the trenches at Pervyse, north of Ypres. Elsie concentrated on providing medical attention while Mairi transported injured soldiers to the base hospital fifteen miles away, often in highly dangerous conditions. Their bravery attracted journalists and photographers and the became some of the most photographed women of the war. Pictured in The Bystander after they had been invalided back to England after suffering a gas attack. Date: 1918

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans