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The Old Stones: Megalithic sites in Britain and the North West.

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Terra Nova School

On A535 main road between Twemlow and Jodrell Bank observatory

Jodrell Bank

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A fascinating tour of the megalithic sites of Britain, including those in the North west by the author of 'The Old Stones' Andy Burnham.

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Andy Burnham is the lead author of the book 'The Old Stones' and along with other contributors, the instigator of the huge Megalithic Portal Web Resource which he founded in 2001. The Old Stones is the most comprehensive and thought provoking field guide ever published covering the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland and has been awarded the Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2019. Andy will be signing copies of the book at this event.

Andy's talk will cover some of the fascinating themes, mysteries and new discoveries surrounding these ancient prehistoric sites, including megaliths and their connection to the oldest Neolithic Halls in Britain; Folklore of a Dartmoor stone circle; Ancient trackways and the evidence for long distance journeys to Stonehenge and seasonal feasting at Durrington Walls; Also, huge wooden monuments the size of four football fields and how archaeologists think they were used.

Although the talk covers megalithic and prehistoric sites and new discoveries all over the UK, there are local sites that Andy will discuss. These include: The Bridestones (The few remaining stones of this once great monument still stand along the line of the Cheshire / Staffordshire border); The Bullstones, found high above the town of Macclesfield on the southern boundary of a moor called Cessbank Common; The Rostherne 'Celtic Head' (This supposed ‘Celtic Head’ lies to the rear of Rostherne Church near Knutsford.)

This is a must see lecture for anyone who has a passion for prehistory, standing stones, archaeology or the folklore associated with ancient sites. It is presented by the Friends of the Blackden Trust.

Refreshments available to purchase after the lecture.

NB: For enquiries regarding tickets, or disabled persons requiring wheelchair space or free carer seats are asked to phone 07971 163347 or email volunteer@theblackdentrust.org.uk.

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On A535 main road between Twemlow and Jodrell Bank observatory

Jodrell Bank

CW4 8BT

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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