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Grime's Graves (Ancient Mine / Quarry) — Fieldnotes

We visited Grimes Graves in Summer 2000, following a bit of a Megalithic crusade around the UK.

It is the only Megalithic site in East Anglia (apart from Seahenge), and it's pretty good.

We got quite an erie feeling coming out of the forest and seeing loads of pockmarked holes in the large clearing. It is very strange to don a helmet and descend into the earth to see a site - the temparature drops by about 10 degrees. Once down the ladder (a feat in itself) you can see the workings of the ancients as they scrabbled about for flint. It is amazing to think that they did this without A) electric light and B) a nice hard-hat!

Well worth a visit, but 2 words of warning:

1. Don't plan your trip during the school holidays as only a few people can descend at one time...

2. They close for lunch!

Bye! Bob & Tracey...

PS and don't forget to wave to the US airforce!
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