By Nick Connell
This is one of the grotesque carvings found at the top of Willian Church tower. I saw it while putting together a photographic exhibition of Hertfordshire gargoyles and grotesques in 2001. The Willian grotesques had recently been restored or replaced as the 600 year old originals had virtually worn away. Although it was a very cloudy day and the carving of the skeleton was fairly small it stood out thanks to the quality of the craftsmanship and sinister nature of the subject.