In which we conclude our look back at the past twelve months and come up to date.


The month began with a round up of some heritage based events running throughout the month, and a trip through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The ongoing story of the earlier desecration of Priddy Henges encountered more delays, whilst news reached us of the destruction of a possible henge and later settlement in Hertfordshire and we looked at three different approaches to museum closures.

We took a brief look at Roundhouse  Reconstructions  and Archaeology Courses.

In terms of new beginnings, we (re)launched our Public Forum which is slowly growing, and started a new series looking at the Scheduling system in the UK.


Our weekly series looking at Scheduling  continued throughout the month.

We briefly looked at human transport of the Stonehenge Bluestones and at yet another sponsored desecration of a well loved site, whilst the Duddo Stones earned a possible reprieve.

The sentencing for the Priddy desecration was finally passed, and we had our say on the matter.

Cornwall was again well represented (there’s so much archaeology down there!) with a story on Carwynnen Quoit,  and a short series of diary entries  from a recent trip.


Several of our recent series continued throughout the month: we got Inside the Minds of James Gossip and Tim Darvill, continued questioning the Scheduling System and had some further thoughts on Priddy.

Pip Richards gave a guest round-up of the summer dig at Carwynnen Quoit, and we reprinted what we think is a classic essay written for us by our member Tombo in 2004 soon after Heritage Action was formed.

On a more unsavoury front, we reported on recent threats made to our Chairman by members of the metal detecting fraternity.


On a more light-hearted note, we reported on sightings of  Witches at the Rollright Stones and a Dalek at Aldbourne!

The Scheduling System continues to come under scrutiny, while Lorna Richardson allowed us to peek ‘Inside the Mind’.

We also started a new series, ‘Postcards from a World Heritage Site‘ presenting short vignettes from and about the Stonehenge and Avebury areas.

Well, that brings us up to date in our look at the highlights from this year, and we hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as we’ve enjoyed producing the Journal this year. Keep following us next year for more news, views and stories about our ancient heritage, and the threats to it. 

See Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.