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tjj wrote:
Squid Tempest wrote:
Just had a quick browse around the A History of Ancient Britain website. To my suprise, it appears they have inside knowledge as to how stone circles were built. Forget foam henge, stone rowing and all that...[...]sonhistory/ancients_circle.pdf

Now that you mention it ... I did drop by the Stonehenge Road Show at venue near me earlier today. Naturally aimed at children (half-term) it was a pleasure to observe. Yes, there was a 'life-size' inflatable trilithon (nothing to offend anyone though), a couple of people in sheepskin and a display of artefacts - antler picks, fragments of bluestone and sarsen, flint tools and sarsen mauls. David Dawson, director of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, was manning the display and encouraging the kids to touch and handle them.
I didn't stay too long but long enough to see a bunch of kids (one of them in a Superman outfit) pulling a large fake sarsen along on wooden rollers.
Great fun for them I should think.

I told DD I would give a little plug to the Ancient Briton Family Day to be held at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes on Sunday 27th February from 11am (children free, adults £2).

Sorry, I didn't mean to demean something meant as fun for kids. Always good to get the small ones interested 8-)

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23rd February 2011ce

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