Morecambe gardener 'nearly has heart attack' after digging up skull

Chris Dickson said he was in two minds about calling the police when he unearthed what he initially thought was a human skull in a garden in Morecambe.

By Nick Lakin
Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 2:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 2:32 pm

Chris, who runs his own gardening business called The Lawn Ranger, was "happily digging away" in Sharron Lee's garden in Lancaster Road when he made the discovery.

He said: "All of a sudden I came across a skull.

"I nearly had a heart attack!

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A half buried Harold in Sharron Lee's garden.

"Heart pounding and panicking I carefully dug around it when the owner came back and said 'that's Harold', I lost him years and years ago, I thought someone had pinched him'."

Chris said this left him even more confused, until Sharron explained Harold was actually just a Halloween prop.

He said: "Its not something you dig out of the ground often, but we all had a great laugh about it afterwards."

Chris said the discovery was good timing given Halloween is just over a week away, and he hoped the story would give people a good laugh during difficult times.

Chris 'The Lawn Ranger' Dickson, with Sharron Lee and 'Harold'.