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These Henges are a wonderful link to our shared past, their setting is particularly important to their overall impact, but they are still under threat of gravel extraction (by Tarmac, in this case). It is incredible to me that anyone is able to 'steal' our heritage from us, and from future generations - before archeologists have even really begun to understand the importance of this site.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-08-19 by maggi from Little Sutton, Wirral, Cheshire


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All henges represent a tie to our ancestors and our pasts. I think all henges were created with some higher power involved. If we can unlock the key to how they work perhaps we can finally get world peace and other things solved. When you mention henges they are synonomous with England no matter which one it is. Although Stonehenge is the most famous if people knew of more they would love to visit them.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-08-02 by Constance Saunders from Christow, England


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No, not an icon. An icon needs to be immediately recogniseable and immediately associated with its "parent". Who, when hearing the name "Thornborough Henges" would immediately think of England? One in a thousand? I doubt it would be so many. A worthy object in need of preservation? Maybe. An icon? Never.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-05-08 by Richard English from Partridge Green


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OMG.. What an amazing place th henge is...I fell in love with it... I was there yesterday for the Beltaine ritual and i fell in love with it and feel it will be a shame if it is quarred ..

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-05-03 by lilystar from darlington uk


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I have not heard of Thornborough Henges before Perhaps I did when I was younger My Dad was a vicar and he didn't speak of it

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-03-30 by RootyJB from London, United Kingdom


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Every henge, castle, moat, keep, ruins.... should be preserved everywhere. Just because they are not a part of your heiritage, doesn't mean they aren't a part of someone else's. Overall, they are a part of history, and history should be preserved.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-03-26 by Kathy Bayles from Oregon-USA


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I found this article to be very interesting and Thornborough Henges should be preserved! This is history which was made years ago and to destroy it would serve no purpose. We have America's Stonehenge in Salem,NH which I hope is never destroyed.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-03-22 by June Marshall from Manchester, NH


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Sorry everyone, this isn't an icon. Certainly it's deserving of protection but that doesn't make it a candidate for an icon. I suspect I'm not alone in not having ever heard of the Thornborough Henges before they appeared here. So, certainly this is a deserving candidate for protection but not as an icon of England, for which it should have a much higher degree of recognizability.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-03-18 by Richard from Ealing, London


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I first read about Thonnborough Henges in Current Archaeology magazine, and was astonished I hadn't heard of it before. Is this because of a deliberate campaign of silence on the part of those who feel that gravel is more important than our national heritage, I wondered? Still it doesn't seem to have the publicity it deserves, but that does not mean to say that it is not a very important part of the treasures of our past! If we don't yet understand it, all the more reason for keeping it intact until we have the tools to decipher its meaning. I personally thinks it's criminal to let our greed to natural resources destroy a sacred site that is of ongoing importance to the area and to the nation.

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-03-13 by Karen Tucker from Maidstone, Kent


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Would people quarry stone from the Vatican? The Mayan temples? St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York? Why would an older, ancient site not be given equal treatment under the law?

Comment on Thornborough Henges posted 2006-03-13 by Amber Stilwell from Texas, USA


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