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Maiden Castle (Dorchester) (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

I logged on a while back and Joanna asked me to say a few things about myself and my experiences at Maiden Castle. We'd packed the Nissan with hol' stuff and took ourselves (pregnant girlfriend, 3 other kids and self down to Dorset. "What the hell is that?", me trying to keep eyes on road and simultaneously crane at biggg earth mound. Wonder if thats what the Romans or come to that any army thought as Maiden Castle came into view.

Nil desperandum. That's where we're going. Several days later after scouring local maps, off we set. Overcast, damp grey, rebellion in the offing but I managed to persuade the 2 boys in our party to walk up with me. Wind whipping up around us, really atmospheric. I loved every moment. This is an important part of our historical landscape that I, as a South London boy know nothing about. Pre-history is not exactly on many curriculums. Why do these places make us feel the way we do? I am so pleased that the MA helped to cast light.
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