Where was the Stonehenge Festival?

  All over the place really. On my first summer solstice visit in 1971 it was little more than a gaggle of people sleeping in the ditch around the stones. These two photos from Julian Richards’ excellent collection published by English Heritage show where it went from there: first immediately outside the earthwork to the … Continue reading Where was the Stonehenge Festival?

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A344 memories: Real archaeology at Stonehenge, as work continues to remove the road and car park

If you visit Stonehenge now – as huge numbers did in August – you’ll really see signs that things are changing. Work continues in the car park to prepare a turning circle at the end of what will be the stub of the old A344. The road itself as it once continued eastwards to Stonehenge … Continue reading A344 memories: Real archaeology at Stonehenge, as work continues to remove the road and car park

A British Archaeology for the holidays

The front cover of the new British Archaeology is inevitably a bit sombre, but it’s a reminder of how fortunate we were to have had Mick Aston among us. I run an obituary-listing feature at the end of every year (about 60 individuals in the last one); and very occasionally deaths will be noticed of … Continue reading A British Archaeology for the holidays