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Stanton Drew (circa summer of 1993)

I have racked my brain and cannot remember exactly when I visited Stanton Drew. I would guess it was the summer of 1993. The main circles were often considered 'closed' and I took a lovely photo of the 'Druid Stones Closed' sign, with the telephone wires seemingly radiating out of it. I asked at the farm next door, and a man told me that the guy who owned the land was a 'miserable sod' and a bit of an absent landlord. He suggested that I wander down on his (the farmers') land and get as close to the stones as I could, or even duck under the fence and take my chance - it was unlikely that the owner would be around. My natural aversion to shotguns meant that I wimped out of going closer, so I just looked at them from the fence. Also I was a relatively local lad so I knew I could visit again sometime.

Anyway, that's all in the past. This website has encouraged me to go back soon and see them properly.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
25th November 2002ce
Edited 2nd July 2003ce

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