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|Description ||An interesting look at stonehenge as it's being held up by stilts. There's no date on the postcard but in 1911, Mr. T.L. Fuller established a small photographic business in Amesbury, Wiltshire, selling postcards and photographs.|
|Thanks for this one!! My grandfather joined the Army in 1902 and also carried out exercises near Stonehenge. He often spoke about camping near the stones and seeing the sun rise behind them. He travelled all over the world on active service before the First World War, but he alway said that dawn over Stonehenge was one of his most memorable experiences. No razor wire then!|
|Andy B |
|Fascinating, did he survive the Great War?|
|Yes - he was machine gunned and captured at Le Cateau after the retreat from Mons. He was one of the very few "Old Contemptibles" to survive the War.|
|Do you know when they secured the stones so that they could stand free of stilts?|
|Burl in 'The Stonehenge People' 1987 gives a chronological list all known excavations, destruction & repairs in the preface. The proppped stones are probably any of 1, 2, 6, 7, 29 or 30 which were all straightened & set in concrete during the early part of Hawley's excavations between 1919-20.|
| Stones 6 & 7 were re-set in concrete yes, but they simply pushed the leaning others upright. Stones 29, 30, 1, & 2, in addition to the NorthEast Trilithon (Stones 51/52) have never been excavated. They are the only elements of the Great Henge that remain 'original'.|
The telegraph poles were removed in 1919 by Col. Hawley.
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