Wenhaston Suffolk, village sign

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The Wenhaston Doom: The Jaws of Hell

At the lower right of the Doom a monstrous head resembling that of a fish, but with terrible teeth, represents the Jaws of Hell. A scene of frightening chaos and despair as Devils haul in the damned and escape does not appear to be an option.
 
A Devil perched on the beast's snout blows a convoluted horn. Is this the clarion call for the dead to rise on the Day of Judgement?  Off-picture, to the top, the dead are rising from their graves, one still in a shroud. Click on that area for the detail. Elsewhere other souls are emerging too.
At the lower right of the Doom a monstrous head resembling that of a fish, but with terrible teeth, represents the Jaws of Hell. A scene of frightening chaos and despair as Devils haul in the damned and escape does not appear to be an option. A Devil perched on the beast's snout blows a convoluted horn. Is this the clarion call for the dead to rise on the Day of Judgement? Off-picture, to the top, the dead are rising from their graves, one still in a shroud. Click on that area for the detail. Elsewhere other souls are emerging too.

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