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Lanyon Quoit / Image by thesweetcheat

Echoes of Kilclooney More from that unusual angle........ GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14 Dec 19ce

Auchenlaich Cairn / Fieldnotes by greywether

I stopped off, too, a few years back. The caravan site affects the vibe somewhat... not used to people staring at me, to be fair... so preferred Bracklin Burn. But the cairn goes on... and on... and on... and on. And as Greywether says, it's hard to resist a superlative. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14 Dec 19ce

Auchenlaich Cairn / Fieldnotes by greywether

BigSweetie was there is 2014, took plenty of pics but didn't write fieldnotes. Great site though, nice reminder. ryaner Posted by ryaner
14 Dec 19ce

Auchenlaich Cairn / Fieldnotes by greywether

Just spotted this...longest chambered cairn in Britain, no TMA visits, it seems, since Greywether in 2005(!) spencer Posted by spencer
13 Dec 19ce

Oberndorfmark D / Image by Nucleus

Wow, now that is a serious capstone. ryaner Posted by ryaner
08 Dec 19ce

Oberndorfmark D / Image by Nucleus

Now that is impressive. Well done that man! GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
08 Dec 19ce

Maulatanavally / Fieldnotes by gjrk

Yeah, that's what we want more of...showing things how they are. Don't let landowners get away with abusing what they have on their land in obscurity GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
07 Dec 19ce

Maulatanavally / Fieldnotes by gjrk

Shame about the condition of the monument. Contributing instructions here: https://www.themodernantiquarian.com/help/#contributing ryaner Posted by ryaner
06 Dec 19ce

Maulatanavally / Fieldnotes by gjrk

Has any one else visited this circle recently? I was there today and couldn’t believe the state of this lovely circle, was moved to tears by it’s lack of care. Cattle are grazing in the circle area and it is all a mess of mud and cow dung up to ones shins, I almost lost my boots to the muck. Is there a way to post an image here of its current state? Posted by mahima
05 Dec 19ce

St. Peter's Church, Farnborough / Image by sjl

these earthworks are modern, i live near this church and went to have a look, i met the vicar in the church yard as he took a break from doing vicar stuff and spoke to him about its neolithic history. he told me that this part of the church in this photo is an extension built about 1976 and this is when the mound was made ! he did acknowledge that the church was built in a stone circle. Posted by Ricky Rocket
02 Dec 19ce

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs / Miscellaneous by tjj

That's a lovely piece, beautifully capturing that area of sarsens and the meandering river valley. The sadness of a bus journey through somewhere like that is that you can't get the bus to wait for you when you want to wander up Lockeridge Dean for an hour, so you either have to get off and maybe not see another bus that day (or week!), or stay on the bus and make do with viewing the route through glass, like Iggy Pop's Passenger.


One of my favourite songs starts with a verse about country bus travel:

"The time I think most clearly
The time I drift away
Is on the bus ride, that meanders through these valleys of green and grey
I get to think about what might have been
And what may yet come true
And I get to pass a rainy mile, thinking of you"

I have no truck with someone who doesn't understand bus timetables :)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26 Nov 19ce

The Chestnuts / News by moey

Please be aware that The Chestnuts is on private property and is no longer available for visits. Posted by AncestryFocus
25 Nov 19ce

Munkwolstrup 1 / Image by Nucleus

Fabulous site and now even correctly documented! Posted by costaexpress
24 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

Ironstone - thanks for your measured comment. Please don't get me wrong, I totally disapprove of what they did, like you said in an earlier comment "stupid, greedy, prats" with the emphasis on stupid. 10 years is a long time in prison though - would have thought six would have served as both appropriate punishment and a very strong deterrent. They'll just have to behave themselves, cough up more information if they have it and hope to get out on licence sometime in the next decade. tjj Posted by tjj
24 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

Yes but I think the magnitude of the value and the fact that 80% of the coins are unaccounted for pushed this into another league, theft as opposed merely to failure to report. Obviously in comparison to punishments for crimes involving fatality they look disproportionate but that's a fault of the criminal justice system. As a deterrent I hope these sentences send out a very strong message. ironstone Posted by ironstone
23 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

I couldn't help thinking the sentences were somewhat harsh - a big jump from 3 months to a collective 18 and half years.
"such finds should be reported to the local coroner within 14 days and failure to do so risks an unlimited fine and up to three months in prison"

People get less than that for killing someone through dangerous driving. A young lad who stabbed his 17 year old girlfriend to death in Calne got 12 years - probably out in six.

tjj Posted by tjj
23 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

Now I've looked at some maps, I walked past about 300m from this back in May, it's very very close to where I grew up. It's exciting to learn that I was apparently living on the route of a Viking retreat. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

This story has the sentencing (10 years and 8 and a half years), pictures of the culprits (one of them has a kind of beard thing and a neck tattoo) and some photos of the lovely baubles.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/crime/detectorists-jailed-for-stealing-£12m-viking-hoard-of-gold-and-silver/ar-BBXamBt?ocid=mailsignout

Around 9 Million quids worth still missing. Really careless them Saxon/ Viking guys...
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
22 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

It is like the popular TV series "Detectorists" but in reverse and with really stupid characters. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
22 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

What a pair of stupid greedy prats; they stood to make a decent sum of money quite lawfully though it seems they may not have had the landowner's permission to search. Even so..... ironstone Posted by ironstone
22 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

Read this with interest. The area "just north of Leominster" is where I grew up. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22 Nov 19ce

Herefordshire / News by ryaner

Off-topic a bit but still topical. ;-) ryaner Posted by ryaner
21 Nov 19ce

Tregeseal / Image by thesweetcheat

Yes, you must :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Nov 19ce

Chûn Quoit / Image by thesweetcheat

Thanks June, we were very lucky this summer with the weather. Been downhill ever since though! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Nov 19ce

Tregeseal / Image by thesweetcheat

I must, must, get to this place some summer very soon. However did it get to be almost 2020 ... tjj Posted by tjj
21 Nov 19ce
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