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Aubrey Burl RIP
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It was posted on Facebook earlier today on The Prehistoric Society page (also by Geoff Watson aka Harestonedown) that Aubrey Burl died on 8th April. He was either 93 or 94, according to different sources, and I understand his death was not related to Covid 19.

This resonated with me as earlier this year (seems like light years ago) got hold of a pristine hardback copy of his book The Stone Circles of the British Isles for £10 in a secondhand book shop. Had been reading up on the stone circles of the South-West Peninsula of Britain as planned to head back there at the end of May. All cancelled now of course but the book remains, as do the stone circles, hopefully to be visited again next year.

I was late coming to Aubrey Burl as my big influences were Julian Cope and The Modern Antiquarian along various contributors to this forum, one or two of whom have also died. Life is transient but the stone circles stand on silently with their secrets - maybe that was the point of them.

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Posted by tjj
15th April 2020ce

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