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From a letter in Wiltshire Life, 2015:

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Tunnel supporters are scandalised that anyone should think English Heritage getting a highly lucrative near-monopoly of seeing Stonehenge is connected to its enthusiasm to hide the free view. Accept that if you wish, but what no-one can deny it that it was not what Cecil Chubb intended when he gave Stonehenge to the nation. The term “betraying a trust” springs to mind.

So for archaeologists to defend the project on the basis a few people will still be able to see Stonehenge for free from footpaths betrays a failure to appreciate the significance of what Chubb did and the profundity of the public’s loss.

Which of them weren’t thrilled and inspired as children by their first view of the stones from their parents’ car? Not many, we suspect so how do they have the right to decree future generations of children can’t have the same thrill they had? It’s just plain wrong.

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