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National Trust reacts to clocks changing with stone move at ancient Avebury World Heritage Site

By Western Gazette - South Somerset  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

National Trust reacts to clocks changing with stone move at ancient Avebury World Heritage Site

ational Trust reacts to clocks changing with stone move at ancient Avebury World Heritage Site

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National Trust Rangers are very carefully moving one of the famous standing stones at the ancient Avebury World Heritage Site.

“Obviously Stone Age man didn’t have daylight saving, so twice a year we have to move one of the stones.” said Hilary Makins, National Trust Head Ranger.

“Avebury is an astonishing monument to the Neolithic people’s ingenuity. We want to make sure the stones are as accurate as they were back when they were put up. Each one weighs several tonnes. It’s a huge effort, but it’s worth it.”

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