Tash - alan lodge | 10.06.2003 11:51
Protest at English Heritage's to open monument on the wrong day
On Saturday 21st. June the temporary free Solstice car park at Stonehenge will be open from 00.01 hrs. to 14.00 hrs. (last admittance 11.00 hrs.) Free access to The Stones (subject to security searches) will only be permitted from 02.00hrs. to 12.00 hrs.
Unfortunately the Solstice is at 17.10 hrs. on Saturday and the Solstice dawn occurs on Sunday June the 22nd. Campaigners intend to protest at the decision to deny access with music fun and agit prop Morris dancing. They are demanding full restoration of their traditional rights of free access to Stonehenge and provision of land for camping while attending the Midsummer Solstice Celebration from the 21st to 23rd June 2003.
Amplified music is banned by English Heritage but acoustic musicians and groups wanting to participate in the celebration should contact
Seize The Day, Headmix, Celtica, Tarantism, Judge Trev, 2000DS and Nik Turner are some of the performers who have already agreed to play. Bring blankets, food, water, a drum, a guitar, what you expect to find and join in the fun for the future of the Stonehenge Midsummer Solstice Celebration.
(Avebury car park is to be closed for further entry on Friday 21st. June or earlier if full and no extra land is to be provided for parking)
English Heritage have put up, a great pile of terms and conditions, for those thinking of attending the Solstice. Do check out at:
They have been saying 'Health and Safety', lots. Well, many of us are into health and saftey also. Hence thirty odd years with the Welfare Teams in the past. But, me thinks, this is now used as another way of saying NO!! .. .. .. Tash