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Dismembered hand at 14th century house
A DISMEMBERED hand was among the gruesome sights on show at a 14th century house once owned by the Knights Templar.
But as the telling smile of this pictured guest at St Katharine's in Parmoor, Frieth, reveals, the detached body part came not from a living person.
Film special effects and prop expert Ron Dowling, whose work includes Midsomer Murders, was handing out his creations to fascinated guests at a special event on June 21.
Parmoor spokesman Judy Barber said: “The main hall was filled to capacity with guests eager to sample the skills of Ron.
“He held his audience enthralled with demonstrations of simulated stabbings, types of blood for differing scenarios, plus describing tricks of the trade.
“Artificial weapons were passed round the audience and certain enthusiastic individuals took part in simulated scenarios to the great enjoyment of the rest.
“A superb buffet supper was provided and guests left having had an action packed evening.”
Ron's gory work can also be witnessed in Agatha Christie's Poirot and Peak Practice.