Going to waste…

Foolishly I have only considered Stone Henge to be the only site like this. My appetite is suitably whetted.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Not far from the Oxfordshire village of Stanton Harcourt is a huge landfill and waste site on the edge of an industrial estate. Not, perhaps, the first place you would think of to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon, in spite of the artificial lakes created by industrial gravel extraction operations. But that is exactly what we were going to do.

We did have doubts and a good few reservations. Not only because of the location, or even the presence of an overly excited small dog on the back seat, whose constant ‘singing’ sounded very like ‘are we there yet?’ It was the word ‘reconstructed’ that was causing the misgivings. Where ancient sites are concerned, that can mean anything from standing up a fallen stone to the complete ruination of the spirit of the place by overzealous and underinformed developers. And anyway, it probably wasn’t going to be much of a…

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6 thoughts on “Going to waste…”

  1. There are Henges all around the world Chris. Many sit on the ley lines connecting sacred places around the world. Henges and circles and crop circles are all interconnected, even as far away as New Zealand. Enjoy your researching.

  2. Thanks for reblogging, Chris. There are over 1300 stone circles in Britain, in various states of repair…and all worth a visit. Some are small and tucked away in the wilds…others just magnificent…like Avebury, Castlerigg… or the Quoits. I’ve written about a good many of them on the blog… but I still have a lot of them left to see 🙂

    1. Thanks Sue, I love researching so will enjoy this. Living in Ontario Canada our heritage sites are certainly not as old as yours except perhaps for the Viking Villages on the east coast disproving our land was founded by much later explorers.

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