As this series has shown, we like the idea of Stonehenge as a gathering place, but the form of such gatherings remains a matter for debate, particularly with regard to winter solstice gatherings as their nature has been changing. Until recently just a few hundred people would attend and they’d all be highly respectful, but […]
Recent laser scanning provides strong evidence the Stonehenge builders made great efforts to enhance the view of the midwinter solstice sunset for those approaching along the Avenue from the north east. The largest, most uniform uprights were put there and surfaces facing that way were finely dressed. According to Professor Clive Ruggles the effect would […]
Here is the FIFTH possibility (see our original article in which we asked for ideas. More please.) OK, it’s not quite new (it will be held a second time on 20th December 2012 ) but it’s so good we just had to mention it. A while back someone put in a Freedom of Information request to […]
Here is the FOURTH possible suggestion (see our original article in which we asked for ideas. Please feel free to suggest more.) Returning to the inclusivity theme, couldn’t the needs and wishes of the local community be catered for at Stonehenge? After all, it is they that put up with extra traffic and disruption, arent they […]
Here is the THIRD possible suggestion we’ve had. (See our original article in which we asked for ideas. Please feel free to suggest more.) What more appropriate than that moments of great national celebration should take place at our national icon? New Year… Royal occasions… Famous birthdays… The Olympics (a bit late with that one). Massive […]
Here is the second possible suggestion we’ve had. (See our original article in which we asked for ideas. Please feel free to suggest more.) English Heritage were clearly delighted with the recent Fire Garden event (see the video here). No wonder. Everyone that attended loved it, no risks were taken and had they charged admission it […]
Here is the first possible suggestion we’ve had for using Stonehenge more extensively. See our original article here in which we asked for ideas. More please!
Last year saw a lantern procession at Stonehenge, “the first for centuries” and we reported on what was a highly successful event. We’re big fans as it seems such a respectful use of the monument and we included it in our series New Ways Stonehenge could be used. At the time we expressed the hope […]