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Jun 5, 2015 - England's Morphed

Went to a motorcycle ralleye in Stratford on Avon. A hundred bikes- none English. No BSA, Triumph, Ariels, Matchless, just Honda,Kawasaki,bMW etc.. There were 2 redheaded women with black leathers on. Never had heard of Red Molly or the Vincent Black Lightening song , by thr Brit singer Richard Thompson. No ones playing darts in the pubs, which have morphed into wine bars. I played one game of darts and had to tell them the rules. Woodpecker Cider not to be found and the beer is wimpy. NO PORTER! The country that invented it! True, the beer...

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May 30, 2015 - Thats a big GD rock!

Rodes bikes today thru Bath and along the Avon Canal. Beautiful and beat up canal boats just everywhere. Some pretty cool dogs too. Luncg at a small marina for canal boats, then back to Bath via some LOOOOONG old train tunnels.,music playing inside. ended up,next to Tony's house! Then on to Avebury for, Stonehenge like,obelisks stuck in the ground. LOTS of these boulders stuck in the ground.over hundreds of acres. Badk to,the Duke of Cumberland for a,pint and some braised brisket. Chatted with Ash, themmanager.,great young kid trying to...

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Oct 15, 2013 - Avebury

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Southwest England has to say about Avebury: While the tour buses usually head straight for Stonehenge, prehistoric purists make for the massive stone circle at Avebury. Though it lacks the dramatic trilithons of its sister site across the plain, Avebury is arguably a much more rewarding place to visit. A large section of the village is actually inside the ring of stones; you get much closer to the action than you do at Stonehenge; and it’s bigger, older and...

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Feb 23, 2013 - Ancient hills and stones

Today drove north through the college town of Marlborough to the Avebury World Heritage sites. The two main sites visited were Silbury Hill and the Avebury Henge and Stone Circles. Silbury Hill is the largest man-made prehistoric mound in Europe. The height and volume compared with the Egyptian pyramids. It was built across 100 years around 2400BC but it is unclear the purpose of the hill. The Avebury Henge and Stone circles was impressive. The henge was built and altered between 2600BC and 2400BC and encloses an area of approximately 25...

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Jan 27, 2008 - Avebury

Avebury was cool! It is much less known than Stonehenge, and not astronomically aligned, yet much bigger. It is interesting to wonder what was so special about this area that the people back then spent so many lifetimes of effort and work into all the sites around here. There is Stonehenge, Avebury, the Woodhenge, and another spot where a wooden henge was (I posted a pic); there is also Salisbury Hill, which is a huge mound, for purposes unknown. Under the Earth here there white chalk that is from prehistoric times when this area was...

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Aug 31, 2007 - Avebury

Next stop after Lacock was at Avebury. Less famous than its cousin Stonehenge, it is nonetheless a much bigger site and even though superstitious villages tried to destroy much of it in the 18th century. The actual town is built through much of the stone circle which might indicate how large it is. Each surviving stone placed in the ring is actually deceptively large and impresses an image on just how immense this site must have been when it was finished construction around 2500BC. Why it along with Stonehenge was built is all speculation...

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Denise's UK Holiday

Aug 1, 2007 - Avebury

Having travelled easily and without hitch from Reading to Swindon by train I then walked the 100 yards or so to Swindon bus station to board the last bus to Trowbridge (Stagecoach number 49, stopping at, amongst others, Avebury, Beckhampton and Devizes - if you're interested). I have always imagined that the Spandau Prison was a truly bleak and unremittingly depressing place - as a gaol for a Nazi war-criminal should be. But I'm not sure I would wish a lifetime in Swindon Bus Station on even Rudolf Hess. Half an hour was more than enough...

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