Saturday 26 May 2012

Thursday 24 May 2012

Wednesday 16 May 2012

A gathering of the Ancient Order of Druids at Stonehenge. 1905

Caption:A gathering of the Ancient Order of Druids at Stonehenge. Some of the participants are dressed in suits while others are in white robes with cowls, and the latter carry poles with half moon symbols. One of the sarsen outer stones has wooden props
Photographer:Henry TauntDate Taken:1905
Collection:Henry W Taunt
Henry William Taunt, 1842-1922, was an Oxford-based professional photographer. He photographed mainly in Oxford, Oxfordshire and the River Thames, though surrounding counties are also well represented. His subjects were mostly tourist views, though he also recorded architecture and social history. Around 1914 he bought up the photographic business of Frederick Ault. The whole of the combined NMR and Oxfordshire County Council collection of Taunt's photographs is available on Viewfinder.
Archive Holder:Centre for Oxfordshire Studies
Oxfordshire History Centre, St Luke's Church, Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford. OX4 2HT. Telephone - 01865 398200

Saturday 12 May 2012

A stargazing walk at Stonehenge

Moon Over Stonehenge
Cresent moon over Stonehenge Photograph: Alamy 
Distance 0.7 mile (1.1km) 
Gentle stroll 
1 hour 30 minutes 
Next to Stonehenge car park 
OS grid reference 
Walk in a nutshell
Beginning a few hundred metres from the famous stone circle, this leisurely walk takes you over grazed grassland and between prehistoric burial mounds. Around you are more than 350 monuments and earthworks.
Why it's special
For hundred of years, scholars and cranks have been speculating about the purpose of the stone circle and the surrounding earthworks. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, Stonehenge was built by the sorcerer Merlin; while in the 1960s astronomer Gerald Hawkins suggested it was a computer to predict solar and lunar eclipses. To modern pagans it is a site of great religious significance.
Look and listen out for
Stone curlews – crow-sized birds whose large yellow eyes enable them to find food in the dark. They have an eerie, wailing cry.
But bear in mind
Dogs should be kept under close control because of grazing animals and ground-nesting birds.
How to get there
By car: Stonehenge is 2 miles west of Amesbury, near the junction of the A303 and the A344.

Step by step

Stonehenge wiltshire walk graphic
1 From the byway next to the car park, head through the pedestrian gate signed to the Cursus Barrows. Please be aware of grazing cattle.
2 If the night is not too dark, you'll see the group of bronze age round barrows ahead of you, standing on the horizon.
3 From the barrows head east to meet the byway once more, accessed through a pedestrian gate.
Source Guardian and National Trust

Sunday 6 May 2012

Hourly Weather At Stonehenge, United Kingdom 06/05/12


12 Hours
TimeTemperatureConditionsFeels LikeHumidityChance of Precip.Wind
Sunday, 06 May
14:009°CPartly Cloudy8°C56%0%From East North East
at 11 kmph
15:009°CMostly Cloudy8°C56%10%From East North East
at 11 kmph
16:009°CMostly Cloudy8°C58%10%From East North East
at 10 kmph
17:009°CMostly Cloudy8°C58%20%From East
at 10 kmph
18:009°CPartly Cloudy8°C61%20%From East
at 8 kmph
19:009°CPartly Cloudy8°C63%20%From East
at 8 kmph
20:008°CPartly Cloudy7°C68%20%From East South East
at 8 kmph
21:007°CMostly Cloudy6°C74%10%From East South East
at 8 kmph
22:006°CMostly Cloudy5°C79%10%From East South East
at 6 kmph
23:006°CMostly Cloudy4°C82%10%From East South East
at 8 kmph
Monday, 07 May
00:006°CPartly Cloudy4°C86%20%From East South East
at 8 kmph
01:006°CPartly Cloudy4°C86%20%From East South East
at 8 kmph

Saturday 5 May 2012

Hourly Weather at Stonehenge, United Kingdom 05/05/12

12 Hours
TimeTemperatureConditionsFeels LikeHumidityChance of Precip.Wind
Saturday, 05 May
13:008°CMostly Cloudy5°C58%10%From Northeast
at 21 kmph
14:009°CMostly Cloudy6°C56%10%From Northeast
at 21 kmph
15:009°CMostly Cloudy7°C56%20%From Northeast
at 21 kmph
16:009°CMostly Cloudy7°C56%20%From Northeast
at 19 kmph
17:009°CMostly Cloudy7°C56%20%From Northeast
at 19 kmph
18:009°CPartly Cloudy7°C56%10%From Northeast
at 19 kmph
19:009°CPartly Cloudy6°C58%0%From Northeast
at 18 kmph
20:008°CPartly Cloudy6°C61%0%From Northeast
at 16 kmph
21:007°CPartly Cloudy4°C65%0%From Northeast
at 14 kmph
22:006°CPartly Cloudy3°C70%10%From Northeast
at 13 kmph
23:006°CPartly Cloudy3°C73%10%From Northeast
at 13 kmph
Sunday, 06 May
00:004°CMostly Clear2°C76%10%From Northeast
at 13 kmph