October is my favourite month because it’s when I get to tell all my favourite stories about death.
In honour of this I’ve been collecting pictures of some of the best London Skulls…
Skull from Victor Wynd’s gallery sent by John Leopold
A random gravestone from St George in the East, Shadwell.
Poster from the Crossbones Graveyard in Borough, designed by Zanna.
This from the Royal Academy of Arts- sent by Alison Cotton. I’ve told stories there a few times but never spotted this before!
The Grant Museum of Zoology (these aren’t actually human!) One of my favourite storytelling venues. Also contains the infamous jar of moles and an absolutely revolting tapeworm, also in a jar.
Justly famous gates of St Nicholas Church, Deptford, suggested by Bernadette Russell. They do say this design inspired the Skull and Crossbones pirate flag.
Tombstone in Bunhill Fields Ec1 taken by George Hoyle. Weather worn and all the better for it.
and… …one of my absolute favourites, the Tradescant Tomb in the Garden Museum. I’ve done many storytelling projects with the museum but a tale about this tomb is still on my “to do” list!
There’s still time for you to send me your skulls on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, if you like hashtags, use #LondonSkulls (or don’t bother I’m sure I’ll see them anyway.)