Town councillor recruited to translate mysterious text

Workmen renovating a medieval house in St Katherine’s, England, have enlisted the help of a former mayor to translate the ancient text discovered on the ceiling. The writing is believed to be Latin.

Former mayor and a member of the Ledbury Civic Society Keith Francis is able to read both ancient Greek and Latin, but has yet to gain access to the building's interior. The house, which dates to the 15th century, is part of the medieval St Katherine’s Hospital complex.