Memories of Stonehenge


This is a faked photo! Stone 56 is upright only because it has been drawn in on the negative - the clue is that Stones 21, 22 and their lintel 121 had collapsed before stone 56 was straightened in 1901. (If you are not a Stonehenge geek that probably was too much information!) The original photograph was also used as a (...Read full memory)

This would be around the first time I visited Stonehenge - I have a clear memory of sitting on the stone in the foreground. My father was a sergeant major (REME) at the local army base, Aldershot?, in the early to mid sixties. I rather rebelled against my military background, & my next few visits to Stonehenge were for the Free Festival at the Summer Solstice, from the late '70's on.

Great Collection! I have scratched my head over a few of these, date-wise, but this one isn't in question. Central in the picture we see the outside of the formidable West Trilithon, spanking clean and completely shorn of its mantle of lichen. The reason is, it lay on that side for nigh-on 160 years, having collapsed in (...Read full memory)

When I was ten years old our dad took us out for the day to see Stonehenge. I remember he parked close to the ring of stones and then my brothers and I climbed on them. Not so easy now.

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