Whilst looking around the grand marble and alabaster family tombs in Exeter cathedral, I came across a wooden trunk with the most amazing system of locks and latches. At some point they may have been keeping some very important documents or possessions very safe.
I found the mechanisms very intriguing, how on earth did it work? Did it still work? The top of the lid was obscured so you couldn’t see how it would have been opened. Would you need a key, a handle? Was it all just for decoration? All this will have to remain in my imagination as I could find no information about it, maybe its better that way!