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Timothy Daw
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I live on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and work part time at Stonehenge. This blog represents only my own opinions and thoughts, not that of any current or past employer or co-worker.
I live on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and work part time at Stonehenge. This blog represents only my own opinions and thoughts, not that of any current or past employer or co-worker.

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Julian Richards Stonehenge Tunnel Objection
(click for full screen) Julian Richards Stonehenge Tunnel Objection

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The Water Supply at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre
The Sun on Sunday 12/2/2016 picked up on an FOI request I had made as a friend of mine who worked at the centre has recently gone on Maternity Leave and I was in a position to ask questions she felt might compromise her position. As we enter a restaurant we...

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Unacceptable Stonehenge Tunnel Southern Route Option
The plan for the southern route and its junction is, in my view, completely unacceptable. The junction is directly on the solstice alignment as identified by UNESCO ( http://www2.astronomicalheritage.net/index.php/gallery/entities/stonehenge-world-heritage-...

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Stone 16 Tenons
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On top of Stonehenge - The tenon on Stone 56
Looking down to 55, the fallen lintel and the Altar Stone And the view across to the Great Trilithon top Click any to embiggen - Thanks to J for the photos

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Your tourist snaps can help preserve threatened heritage sites for the future
Andrew Wilson , University of Bradford Our present is intrinsically bound up with our past, our sense of identity shaped and moulded by the cultural legacies of our forebears. That’s why organisations such as UNESCO exist to protect the cultural heritage of...

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Looking down on Stone 11
On the southern side of the now incomplete outer sarsen circle at Stonehenge there is a diminutive stone that leans. This is Stone 11 which has been broken. How it was broken and whether it has been re-erected are unknown. Its small size is often claimed to...

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Archaeologist: the A303 is a crucial part of Stonehenge’s setting
Dan Hicks , University of Oxford Stonehenge has a traffic problem. The A303 has been the UK government’s preferred trunk road from London to the West Country since 1958 – but it runs within 165 metres of the 5,000-year-old monument. Narrowing to a single ca...

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Notes on the Stonehenge Tunnel Proposal
It is important to acknowledge that there are many good and valid reasons why the A303 needs to be improved as it passes Stonehenge. If the monument wasn’t there it would be a trivial Highway engineering problem. We must therefore also acknowledge that the ...

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Stonehenge Western Portal and Roads on the Solstice Sunset
(c) Pete Glastonbury Click to enlarge - larger version available - just ask. The red arrow shows the direction of the Winter Solstice Sunset from Stonehenge - an alignment that UNESCO says should be protected. The orange and lilac lines are the options for ...
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