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Some happy news
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Good news from Andy Norfolk who posted this to the stones list:

I've just spent a very enjoyable day helping to put this menhir back in
its proper location. This stone is at SW 726 313 near Treverva close to
Constantine in Cornwall.

It's a very nice Bronze Age standing stone which was uprooted by a
farmer in 1992. He was apparently concerned that is was Pagan and as a
devout Methodist felt he didn't want it to stay. After a public campaign
we started locally he re-erected it close to a hedge - and then covered
it with chicken wire and encouraged ivy to grow over it to hide it.

Someone else recently bought the farm and agreed to have the stone put
back where it belongs. A team of volunteers - including many from
Cornwall County's Historic Environment Service - excavated the site of
the stone, dug out the stone from by the hedge and lowered it into place
with a crane. It looks really good!

So that's a nice little success story.


Andy N


FYI, The Werg is a former incarnation of mine on TMA!

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Posted by ShropshireTraveller
14th August 2005ce

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