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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. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Spunky Slug

    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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