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A historic site’s true purpose may have been revealed – as an Iron Age boozer.  Experts believe that 4600 years ago, thirsty natives may have been enjoying a pie and pint at Jarlshof in Shetland. They say the layout of the stone settlement near Sumburgh Head suggests it may be the oldest pub ever found in Britain.  And a dozen or so quernstones – for grinding barley – indicate it may have served as both a drinking den and a bakery….  read on

but DO be careful or you may end up in an apple tree!!

                                                                                                                                                 Drunken moose in an apple tree

The Giant, Cerne Abbas in 1790 by Samuel Hieronymous Grimm 

The god is a graffito carved on the belly of the chalk,
his savage gesture subdued by the stuff of his creation.
He is taken up like a gaunt white doll by the round hills,
wrapped around by the long pale hair of the fields.

Taken from Jeremy Hooker’s book of poems titled 
“Soliloquies of a Chalk Giant” 

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