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UK Sending Message That It Dumps Trash On Its Treasures

A spoof news article, distributed by the Friends of Thornborough has attempted to raise the profile of the landfill site at Thornborough.

Astonishment as to how anyone could consider building a landfill close to the Thornborough Henge Complex was yesterday expressed by Dick Lonsdale, a resident close to the site.

"I was personally astonished that anyone could consider this," Dick told the Friends of Thornborough yesterday.

Mr Lonsdale said anything considered in this region should be very carefully planned as the area was "way too sensitive" adding that ideally an alternative place for the landfill should be found.

"The message that UK seems to be sending to the rest of the world is that it dumps trash onto its treasures," Lonsdale said.

And Mr Lonsdale's belief was supported by a number of archaeological experts from around the world, who have registered their concern on the Friends of Thornborough online petition. The petition is trying to stop extensive quarrying from being allowed close to the 5,000 year old henge complex.

The Friends of Thornborough is a non-profit organisation that deals with the prehistory of Yorkshire, England. Education, research and observation activities are being planned, and profit from will be used to promote a campaign for the better protection of the UK ancient heritage.

Mr Lonsdale explained that the organisation was set up three years ago from a personal obsession about the henges, which he said were the largest, oldest and most important ancient site in England outside of Wiltshire.

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Posted by BrigantesNation
11th October 2003ce
Edited 12th November 2003ce

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