In the last post Nick had taken us back fifty years in terms of wallpapers. On the adjacent wall he had to go deeper, revealing not only another wallpaper but also what is very probably the original lime wash/whitewash from when the wall was built. In addition you can see the underlying wall itself. What is interesting is that this wall is (according to our builder Chuck) wattle and daub rather than brick. You can just about make out (in the bit that was dug out where a picture hook was removed) that the daub included straw. Behind the straw (bottom middle) one of the wooden wattles is also just visible.
I took the camera upstairs to select and edit the picture, saw that the straw and wattle were not that clear and so came down to take a close-up.
I then realised I had not asked Nick to leave plastering that bit until later… Clearly this is my week for missing good shots