Making Earthworks Visible: The Example of the Oswestry Heritage Comics Project

John Swogger


The example of the Oswestry Heritage Comics Project demonstrates how the use of informational comics can raise awareness of heritage which, though highly visible, can be readily overlooked. This has particular implications for linear earthwork monuments which vary in their surviving monumentality and accessibility, including Offa’s Dyke and Wat’s Dyke, where poor public understanding can contribute to their vulnerability. Comics have the potential to make these monuments better understood, and thus more visible to – and potentially more valued by – the communities which live alongside them.


borders, art, comics, heritage, Oswestry, Shropshire, Wat’s Dyke

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