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The Long Man of Wilmington

Hill Figure


Long Man 'Decorated'

Local wits decorated the hill figure last week to leave no doubt about his sex. They also gave him a smiley face and decorated the staffs as flags, using white paint.

Sussex Past, the organisation responsible for the Long Man's maintenance, is investigating the vandalism. Their spokesman Chris Munns said, 'The extra lines were made with some kind of paint, so we should be able to strim them out.'

The outline is actually marked with large white stone blocks, rather than being cut into the chalk itself.

(gleaned from 'Eastbourne Today')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th August 2004ce
Edited 4th August 2004ce

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