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Sea Henge

Timber Circle


Update 2

Thanks again to Kevin for providing us with this update on Sea Henge...

It's official. Norfolk's Sea Henge is to be returned to the waves.
Here is a couple of paragraphs from a recent addition of the local rag "The Lynn News and Advertiser".

Chairman of Lynn and West Norfolk Museums Committee Ted Benefer said: "The mystical quality the timbers had in their beach setting in Holme would just be too difficult to recreate in a museum. The preservation and upkeep of the circle, if displayed off-site, would also be a drain on resources, because it is unlikely the timbers themselves would be a big draw for visitors"

BBC Local radio and regional Television have subsequently been running with the line that early next year the timbers would be buried "as close to their original setting as possible".

The story doesn't seem to have made the national press. I am assuming Time Team wont be
doing a "special" about the sites re burial ( despite the fact that their TV companion book features a picture of Sea Henge, pre desecration, on its cover).

So the timber will be re buried, in the wrong place.

A case of Flawed Genius Loci.
Posted by JoAnne Wilder
27th November 2000ce

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