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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 5th August, 2010)


Skull in the wall of Skull House, Appley Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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Comment by: Derek platt on 5th August 2010 at 01:29

This brings back great memories. What a wonderful house inside, back in the sixties. That's when the Tricket family lived there. The 2 Tricket brothers were school friends of my brother Roy.

Comment by: Ellen on 5th August 2010 at 01:48

Fascinating! What's the story?

Comment by: A Parr Australia on 5th August 2010 at 03:27

Good pic. mike. Im, first off the rank. Spooky blue eyes.

Comment by: brian on 5th August 2010 at 11:40

good photo,the green eyes follow you.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 5th August 2010 at 18:29

Actually Ellen there is a story because the skull I saw was a real one and it was inside the house in a box. Mind you I never found out the story of the skull.

Comment by: Mick on 5th August 2010 at 19:39

I also saw the skull in the 60s Derek and at that time they believed it was the skull of a priest who had died while hiding up the chimney.

But last year I was talking to the son of the same family who thought the priest story was true but they had the skull examined by a orthopaedic surgeon and he said the skull was a female.

So that put a end to the priest story.

Comment by: d on 5th August 2010 at 22:37

ledgend has it that somone once threw the scull in the river douglas. The scull reappeared and the person died shortley after.well thats that what i heard any way

Comment by: den on 6th August 2010 at 01:50

their is a pre christian tradition of skulls in walls ,and house walls .It was strong in derbyshire.

Comment by: Mick on 6th August 2010 at 13:27

That skull was made by putting some left over cement that some builder had left over into a rubber mask.

Its got nothing to do with traditions

Comment by: jean on 6th August 2010 at 15:58

I know completely nothing at all on this subject..but common sense tells me i must agree with Mick.!!!

Comment by: Ellen on 7th August 2010 at 01:16

I'm with you,Jean!

Comment by: Cecilia on 14th August 2010 at 18:28

Dont spoil the mystery, Mick Jean and Ellen, we all can see what it is made from. but there is a tale to be told about it as you can see above.

Comment by: Jim Leyland on 5th September 2010 at 20:46


Comment by: mick dorset on 15th June 2012 at 14:23

were they the same family who owned the cattle market on frog lane ? (at the back of parry's motor parts)

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