The recent proposal by English Heritage to ban alcohol at Stonehenge during the open access events has been met with indignation in some quarters. Many of those complaining describe themselves as pagans, who might make a vastly more convincing case for their purported right to get drunk at Stonehenge if only they could bothered to pore over some observations made by their opponents the archaeologists, one being that people that you might reasonably describe as being part of a beer-drinking cult were notably present at Stonehenge during the earliest sarsen phase of the monument. 830 more words
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Revellers at Stonehenge could face a ban on alcohol and parking charges at this year’s solstice celebrations.
English Heritage, which manages the ancient site, wants to introduce “significant changes” in response to “repeated and consistent” feedback. 361 more words
Here in the southern hemisphere I celebrated Midsummer last month and the element of fire was well represented. Massive bushfires swept through dry country WA and continue to do so, as the Sun reminds us, once again, that she is both life giver and destroyer; both fertile and barren. 84 more words