History and Stories

Graffiti at Deal Castle

At the top of Deal Castle, inaccessible to modern visitors, is a hidden secret. Since at least 1724, people have left graffiti on the castle’s roof. Hundreds of images have been carved into the soft lead, giving us a tantalising glimpse of life at Deal over the centuries.

From a mysterious 18th-century woman known as Teetsy to three soldiers stationed at Deal during the Second World War, this gallery showcases just a few of the most remarkable examples of Deal’s rooftop graffiti. 

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