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“So what happens at solstice?”
“People come at the wrong time of year to look in the wrong direction at the marvellous sight of the sun appearing between two stones one of which isn’t there and some get drunk and some get high and hundreds drop litter (and others pick it up to conceal the evidence of mass disrespect) and hundreds stand on prostrate stones, which is illegal, but the authorities do nothing at the time and say nothing afterwards nor about the fact they know the gathering would be more authentic, spectacular, enjoyable, cheaper and respectful if it took place outside the circle.  Meanwhile, the millions of stakeholders who don’t go remain perplexed why guardians don’t guard and why exhibitionists are given such license to act in a way that is entirely unconnected with the past! It’s ironic, isn’t it. They’ll roll over and give the solstice attendees what they want but do everything they can to oppose the wishes of the good people of Oswestry!”
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Update 2 July 2015
On Facebook National Trust Stonehenge Landscape has just said:
“After the chaos of Solstice, now we have the tranquility of a wide open landscape, high skies and space to breathe, why not take some time out to enjoy the beautiful Stonehenge landscape?”
What do they mean by the “chaos” of solstice? NT is standing shoulder to shoulder with EH over supporting a damaging “short tunnel”. Perhaps shoulder to shoulder doesn’t apply in all cases!