Stonehenge

After a five hour drive we arrived in Salisbury, where we were privileged to be able to spend dawn within the stones at the greatest of megalithic monuments. It’s hard to describe how this felt, as the last time I was among the stones was at the 1984 festival, when I followed the druid procession…

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St Michael’s Mount and Bodmin Moor

We made it to St. Michael’s Mount, which is an island at high tide, but part of the land at low tide. It’s a wonderful in-between place, used by Neolithic folk as a location where they could meet ship born  traders in search of tin. Pytheas the Greek visited this place in 350 BC, which…

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Bones of my ancestors

Here, resting in the British Museum, lie the remains of an ancient Briton. This fellow was placed in a crouched position with a beaker marked with the impression of a piece of cord.  The people who made the great stone circles were the same as contemporary humans: equally intelligent, just as worried for the futures of…

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