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Stonehenge Rocks!

November 18, 2016

Last week Mr Stamp and Mrs Way took 10 Navigators and 4 primary school students to visit the incredible Neolithic monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury. The wind was biting but the cold exposure provided a dramatic backdrop for the sarsen and blue stones, some that had travelled all the way from Wales!

Whilst many students preferred the iconic site of Stonehenge with its newly renovated visitor centre, others (including Mr Stamp) found our guided tour around the earthworks and stones of Avebury to be the highlight of the trip. Being able to touch the unfinished stones, some that weighed over 100 tonnes and had stood in that place for thousands of years was a humbling experience. If you choose to visit, be careful eating your lunch by one. We saw the crushed remains of a medieval worker that had been excavated from underneath a fallen stone!