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Blowing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir

Blowing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) by wysefool This is the earliest photograph of the blowing stone that I have found. It was pasted inside the cover of an early copy of 'The Scouring of the White Horse' by Thomas Hughes (1892 edition), along with other photographs of local interest. One of the other photographs is dated 1902, so I suspect that this one is too.

Antiquarians; note the chain around it and running through the holes in the sarsen. Also, the cottages in the background are the ones that are still there. This is the location that the blowing stone is still in today.

Of major interest is the huge tree that the blowing stone is next too - That tree must have been felled many years ago.

I like the way the young kiddy is trying to find the right hole to blow into!
wysefool Image Credit: Wysefool (from personal collection) taken 1902! Original author unknown
Posted by wysefool
5th November 2003ce
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