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A restoration group is appealing for volunteers to help re-chalk one of Wiltshire’s oldest hill figures. The Cherhill White Horse, cut into the Marlborough Downs, is owned and maintained by the village of Cherhill. The 232-year-old hill figure underwent a major facelift in 2002 after losing both its whiteness and its horse shape. Since then the 18th Century landmark, the second oldest in the county, has required a “re-chalking” every two years.

 
Here’s one we took earlier. The horse as he looked on the the Heritage Journal almost exactly six years ago to the day, just before a previous makeover…
 

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