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Re: Wm Morris and visiting Abury
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Forgotten about that.... writing to his sister Emma, he was 15 at the time..

"After we done looking at the lions of Abury which took us about half an hour we went through a mud lane down one or two fields and last but not least through what they call here a water meadow up to our knees in water........... in the first place you must fancy a field cut through with an infinity of small streams say about four feet wide each the people to whom the meadow belongs can turn these streams on and off when they like......the grass being very long you cannot see the water till you are in the water and floundering in it... after we had scrambled through the meadow we ascended Silbury Hill it is not very high but yet I should think it must have taken an immense long time to have got it together I brought away a little white snail shell as a memento of the place"...

So many snails around the river and Silbury wonder how many people have brought them back as mementos?

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Posted by moss
4th February 2008ce

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