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Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Carreg-y-Llech (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) by postman Almost replicating the picture seen on the Treuddyn website linked to by Rhiannon.
postman Image Credit: Chris Bickerton
Posted by postman
6th May 2013ce
Edited 6th May 2013ce
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Comments (6)

This is a bit good, well done for getting there so soon! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
6th May 2013ce
It's not very far away, I would have been there sooner if I'd known where it was. It is good though. postman Posted by postman
6th May 2013ce
Excellent. It's very sturdy isn't it. And a lovely colour. The youths are hilariously nonchalant, good for them. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th May 2013ce
Thanks, It is a terrific stone, and i'm non plussed as to why it's taken me so long to come across it. Luke, the lad on the right hasn't been out of England before and obviously it was his first standing stone, I'm sure its significance was entirely lost to him, but he did have a good day out i'm sure. postman Posted by postman
7th May 2013ce
I hope you did the requisite joke about him requiring his passport.

I'm trying to think what my first stone / prehistoric site might have been. Whatever it was (bar stonehenge) it probably didn't immediately loom large in my mind, maybe as a child you're immersed in experience and don't consciously register it in the same way. But it surely sows a little seed. So who knows, you've given his imagination something for the future. And being out in the sun exploring foreign countryside is always a good thing. For impressionable young minds and committed prehistory obsessives alike.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th May 2013ce
Pah ! I knew there was something I missed.

Maiden castle (my one) was my first ancient place whilst hiking with scouts when I was twelve-ish.
The fort went by unremarked upon by everyone, but the walk itself did indeed sew a seed that would lead me back there again, even if it took twenty years to go back.
It's always good to take a young mind somewhere out of his everyday, until they start lobbing cairn material over the side of the mountain, thankfully Luke was not this boy. The force is strong with this one.
postman Posted by postman
7th May 2013ce
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