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If the devotees had seen THIS would they still have supported the Stonehenge tunnel?

Who knows? But in 2018 they hadn’t seen a picture of the scale of the boring machines. They still haven’t, but here’s a smaller one being used for HS2. So here are CBA’s six principles followed by our own comments in red, reflecting the reality of that photograph: i. minimum damage to known or potential […]

A 40th yowling moggy: “the Stonehenge tunnel will boost the SW economy”! No!

18/01/2021 in Metal detecting (Edit) People in Devon and Cornwall are being told the Stonehenge tunnel will boost the South West economy. It’s a lie, the 40th Yowling Moggy (the sound made when the truth is being tortured. Here are the other 39.) It’s easily demonstrated. According to the Highways England Technical Appraisal Report, when […]

Breaking News: Minister lies to the House about the Stonehenge Tunnel, sort of.

Rachel Maclean. Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Dept for Transport): . “The A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme is currently subject to a legal challenge but if the project was to proceed, as approved by the Secretary of State for Transport on 12 November 2020, then there will not be a toll for accessing the proposed tunnel. Provision […]

A303 Stonehenge tunnel: Highways England’s large & no small print

Having featured the Highways England video posted on social media 16 December 2020, advice for SMEs (small and medium-sized business enterprises) which momentarily included some small print in the top left corner, the Heritage Journal have been informed that Highways England posted an almost identical video on social media 17 December 2020 that no longer […]

A303 Stonehenge tunnel: Highways England’s large & small print

Highways England’s A303 Stonehenge Community posted a 20 second video on social media 16 December 2020, featuring advice from a supplier to a road scheme in another part of the country, which in addition to sound was spelled out in large print: The main advice I would give to SMEs [small and medium-sized business enterprises] that are looking to […]

The Stonehenge tunnel: dispelling public cynicism about the role of English Heritage

The fact English Heritage will gain a massively lucrative near-monopoly on viewing Stonehenge the day the A303 is put underground has nothing to do with its support for the scheme. So say it’s supporters. In fact, some of them say the mere suggestion there’s a connection is disrespectful and down to the lack of understanding […]

Stonehenge tunnel: truth WILL out!

. In response to The Council for British Archaeology’s opposition, the leaders of English Heritage, Historic England and The National Trust have offered a “vanilla” response which astonishingly omits any mention of UNESCO, the loss of the free view to millions, or the mere existence of Blick Mead and which dismisses the literally incalculable archaeological […]

The Stonehenge tunnel unspun!

There have been attempts to present the tunnel as a struggle between ill-informed amateurs and well-informed professionals. It is inaccurate. Indeed, we suspect most archaeologists not connected with the scheme, including those abroad, are dismayed by it. What is beyond denial is that the opposition of both UNESCO and the Government’s own planning executive was […]

The Stonehenge tunnel and the National Trust mystery.

The Stonehenge Alliance has just tweeted, not unreasonably: We expected the National Trust to agree with the Examiners that recommended Refusal because of cultural damage. And the answer from the Trust: We’ve a long-standing ambition to resolve the ongoing damage caused by the current A303 as it passes through the Stonehenge Landscape. So they want […]

The proposed name of the Stonehenge tunnel has been announced.

We understand that English Heritage, Historic England and The National Trust are planning to release a joint statement: “We are delighted that the Government has rejected the recommendation of both UNESCO and its own Planning Inspectorate and has announced it will go ahead with the tunnel, as advocated by us. This is indeed a momentous […]