I’d been holding my breath, hoping the circles had not deserted us, so I write in haste to tell you about the first crop circle of 2023. It appeared on Sunday 28th May at Broad Hinton, near Winterbourne Bassett. It consists of a circular ‘ring’ containing a propeller-like formation with six scimitar shaped 'blades'.
It lies amidst a sacred landscape, with the famous Hackpen White Horse and Ridgeway to the north (on the horizon) and Winterbourne Bassett marginally to the west.
Many times, in previous letters, I have written about the legend and history of the chalk white horse. We are told that ‘The Hackpen Horse was cut to commemorate the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. Although little is known about the origins of the horse it is believed to have been cut by Henry Eatwell, parish clerk of Broad Hinton and local publican.
The horse measures 90ft by 90ft and is best viewed from the A361 between Avebury and Swindon at Broad Hinton.’
Moving on to Winterbourne Bassett, many are the times that I have turned left off the A361 and noticed the standing stone close by on my left.
Once part of a stone circle, only six stones remain, the stone in the photograph being half-standing while the others lie half-covered.
The following link provides a more fascinating history relating to this ancient stone circle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterbourne_Bassett_Stone_Circle
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