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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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A flying visit…

“Look!” The first kite fell in a tumbling dive, just a few yards away from us. The great wings folded to allow it to just skim the grass. We watched from the car as first one, then another of the … Continue reading

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Pyramid

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Silbury Hill, Avebury

Our next stop was right in front of us as we walked down from West Kennet long barrow. It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to overlook. Standing some 131ft high and covering some 5 acres, Silbury Hill has … Continue reading

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Six miles

We called at Marlborough on our way to Glastonbury; an ancient town full of history where buildings of all periods cluster round a wide high street. The effect is sadly spoiled by the sheer volume of cars parked in every … Continue reading

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