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We came across this at the weekend at Winterbourne Bassett, Wiltshire. Someone has planted flowers at the base of the stone as a quiet tribute (without disturbing archaeology as the stone has been re-located). Less damaging or naff than some of the things that get left at ancient sites or pushed into cracks in the stones. And so much less posey than a posy!

It may be worth pointing out however that, although this stone was found buried in the field where there may once have been a stone circle, the stone itself was erected in its present position by local farmhands some fifteen years ago. When it was first unearthed it had the characteristic ‘pink’ colour of sarsens that have never been exposed to the air. Put another way, it is unlikely that this stone ever formed part of a stone circle (although it may have been buried in a field were a stone circle once stood).

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