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Dewerstone Settlement (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) (click to view fullsize)

<b>Dewerstone Settlement</b>Posted by pure joy

West Saddlesborough Hut Circles (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

<b>West Saddlesborough Hut Circles</b>Posted by pure joy<b>West Saddlesborough Hut Circles</b>Posted by pure joy

West Saddlesborough Cairn (Cairn(s))

<b>West Saddlesborough Cairn</b>Posted by pure joy

West Saddlesborough Stone Row & Cairn Circle (Stone Row / Alignment)

<b>West Saddlesborough Stone Row & Cairn Circle</b>Posted by pure joy<b>West Saddlesborough Stone Row & Cairn Circle</b>Posted by pure joy<b>West Saddlesborough Stone Row & Cairn Circle</b>Posted by pure joy

Drizzlecombe Megalithic Complex

<b>Drizzlecombe Megalithic Complex</b>Posted by pure joy<b>Drizzlecombe Megalithic Complex</b>Posted by pure joy

Ringmoor Cairn Circle and Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment)

<b>Ringmoor Cairn Circle and Stone Row</b>Posted by pure joy<b>Ringmoor Cairn Circle and Stone Row</b>Posted by pure joy<b>Ringmoor Cairn Circle and Stone Row</b>Posted by pure joy<b>Ringmoor Cairn Circle and Stone Row</b>Posted by pure joy

Brisworthy Stone Circle

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Meacombe Burial Chamber

<b>Meacombe Burial Chamber</b>Posted by pure joy

Hendraburnick Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

<b>Hendraburnick Quoit</b>Posted by pure joy<b>Hendraburnick Quoit</b>Posted by pure joy
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My real name is Martin, but there is already a Martin vigorously posting on this fantastic web site so I decided to use 'Pure Joy'; which was the title of the Teardrop Explodes and Julian Cope fanzine that I set up in 1988 and ran until 1991/2. Strangely my interest in ancient sites pre-dates the knowledge that Julian was also into them. However Julian's book has certainly led me to visit more, and plan holidays and pit-stops around places to visit! Studying History (and International Relations) at Uni and coming from the West Country led to a healthy fascination with ancient sites and the countryside.

I was born in 1970 in Colerne, a historic village between Bath and Chippenham (mentioned in the Domesday Book) and have spent time in Bath, Reading, Manchester, West Africa, and Ethiopia. I'm currently living near London, but itching to live in the countryside, preferably Cornwall, or Africa. Reality check! little money and inertia creep.

Most of my working life has been in the voluntary sector, usually by supporting voluntary and community groups with advice and information. I enjoy doing quite a bit of voluntary work with our Credit Union, and as an elected Council member of the National Trust.

I'm no photography expert but I like to take photos (nearly always black and white) of places I visit. Some of the earlier ones looked good but it was only with a £25 point and shoot camera that was amazing unreliable. I've now got an old Pentax SLR, but at the moment I refuse to use filters and special effects. You get what you see.

Up side of ancient site = the sense of history, the countryside, the walk, the sense of adventure, the tranquillity, and the weird things that sometimes happen.

Downside = the loneliness, territorial cows, and the cravings to get back to the countryside

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