Archive for January 3rd, 2010

Hungry Horace in Sheffield

January 3rd, 2010 by Ian

Everyone with a ZX Spectrum had Horace Goes Skiing. That’s fact, surely? I did. The protagonist, Horace, was in a number of games and should be instantly recognizable to those who spent far too much of their childhoods loading games from tape. For a while now he’s been springing up round Sheffield. I’m going to leave any argument about the rights and wrongs of graffiti aside (primarily because it’s boring) but he tends to pop up in easy to see, yet hard to access places. I snapped him here, behind the famous Roneys butchers.

Horace can be seen sometimes with or without a message

Horace can be seen with a message and sometimes without one

The locals have already discussed his presence here, on the much-used Sheffield Forum. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more occurrences.