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This item came into our ‘Meet the Curator’ session last week. Dug up from near an outbuilding on Gothic Mount (1960ish road of houses), Ackton near All Saints Church (late medieval) in the Wakefield District.


It’s a heavy metal but not lead. The winged creature appears to be a holding a decapitated child


Anyone seen anything like this outside of a Tim Burton film? Any ideas?






John Whitaker



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