Help chalk the Uffington White Horse 1/2 July, 27/28 Aug

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This looks fun if you're local -

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    The Uffington White Horse, an iron-age era hill figure formed from deep trenches cut into the Oxfordshire countryside and filled with white chalk needs rechalking.

    You’ll be given a hammer and a bucket of chalk and asked to bash the chalk into the monument to give it a fresh clean look.

    The rechalking takes place on the weekends of 1st/2nd July and bank holiday weekend of 27th/28th August.

    To book a half-hour spot call them on 01793 762209 during office hours.

    A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse
     
    Bahnhof Strasse likes this.
  2. Heh, this has been done annually since forever by the villagers of Uffington, it would be a very good day out. Climb up behind the horse to the hill-fort, then down the back to the Ridgeway, turn right and 1/2 a mile on you'll be at Wayland's Smithy, one of the very oldest structures on earth, and a pleasant place for a spliff :cool:
     
  3. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    I suspect the residents of Ur might quibble over Smithy being the oldest structure on earth by a good few hundred years... lovely place for a bit of contemplation though.
     

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