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A Thousand Miles of History XXXXVII: Somewhere old, something new…

Instead of driving to the Red Lion as is our ‘tradition’ when coming back from these research trips via Avebury, we decided, for a change, to stop at the pub on the outskirts of the great monument. There was no … Continue reading

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Shadows #midnighthaiku

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Last stop – Wayland’s Smithy

We had the morning and the sun. By the time we had gathered in the car park amid dancing butterflies, Sunday was bidding fair to be a perfect example of English summer at its best. It is a little over … Continue reading

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Womb of earth – West Kennet, Avebury

We drove down to the next layby and for once, I booted up, knowing that there was a goodly walk ahead of us through the wet landscape. In front of us, Silbury Hill rose from its bed where once a … Continue reading

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Wayland’s Smithy

Even from this distance some two hundred yards away I can feel the aura of the place. A deep calm has descended as we move to the edge of the grove and approach the information board. For once the board … Continue reading

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Merry meet

It was late by the time we reached Morgana’s home, nestled in fields of buttercups that we would not see until morning. We were welcomed with apparent ecstasy by Fionn, Morgy’s gorgeous labradoodle, and with piles of very welcome late-night … Continue reading

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