Riddle of ‘asylum’ bottle found in roof

Riddle of ‘asylum’ bottle found in roof
 

The discovery of an old green medicine bottle that was found lodged under roof tiles in Sheffield Cathedral, (Telegraph, December 21), is said to have left a church leader baffled.
The five-inch long bottle came from the old Middlewood Hospital at Wadsley and probably dates from the 1870s, but mystery surrounds how it ended up high in the roof of the old parish church.
There is quite a lot of evidence that objects such as shoes, bottles and even mummified cats were walled up in roofs, chimneys and walls in the past.
In folklore they were placed there to protect buildings from evil and as... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 40
Source: The Star
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