Stonehenge Sarsens: A group of activists, undefined and shadowy but calling themselves WWSSR (West Woods Sarsen Stones Reclaimers) are demanding that the Sarsen stones, taken from West Woods many thousands of years ago to form the major circle of Stonehenge are returned to their rightful home, their ‘spiritual sanctuary’. West Woods Henge.
As the Greeks continue to demand that the British Museum return the Elgin Marbles to their rightful position on The Parthenon (Temple of Athena) in Athens, WWSSR are demanding that the Stonehenge Sarsens – referred to in future as the ‘West Woods Sarsens’ – are returned to West Woods to be re-erected in an area currently known as ‘The Picnic Site’, a clearing in the middle of the wood that is frequented by the military as a training landing spot for Army, Airforce and Navy helicopters. The use of this location in West Woods is not to be ignored or overlooked as such exercises are regarded as being far more effective if conducted in areas of great natural purity and energy, as this site is close to, if not on top of the great Ley Line, that route of energy that connects the current Stonehenge site on Salisbury Plain to the Ley Line crossroads of Avebury.
But as ever, with demands such as this, timing is everything.
An exclusive that marlborough.news is able to claim and divulge to the community: there are plans, at an advanced stage of readiness, to move the Stonehenge Sarsens (and also the Pembrokeshire Bluestones) away from their current site so that no damage is incurred to them during the digging and construction of the proposed A303 tunnel. And for the complete assembly to be replaced with identikit exact copies, made primarily out of carbon fibre (for strength) but with with an authentic textured Sarsen stone style coating. All to be achieved surreptitiously once the work on the tunnel has been commenced and the whole area fenced off across an extended wide radius so that no-one would be able to witness ‘the switch’.
Normally any visitor can only see the stones from afar. The Henge is distanced from public view by a fence anyway, no visitor is allowed anywhere near to the stone circle so the chance that the replica stones be spotted and identified for what they actually will be is minimal. No-one will be able to get close enough to tap them to see if they are hollow.
West Woods is populated by many Sarsens already – those that the original builders of Stonehenge left behind – rejects(!) and those residents living near to the Woods were first alerted to the original source of (and ‘appropriation’ of) the Stonehenge Sarsens by a recently published study. This outraged activist members of the community around Avebury, Lockeridge, Clatford and West Woods sufficiently to inspire the formation of this anonymous group with the sole and clear objective to apply pressure and force the return of the stones. “Where else could they go” asked ‘X’, a spokesperson for WWSSR (unwilling to give their name, age or even gender). “Into a disused aircraft hanger, like at Wroughton’s Science Museum annexe?” they added with outraged incredulity. “These stones should be seen, touched, and made accessible to everyone, they are ours!”, adding that “They would feel at home, coming back to where they were taken from, in their traditional Stonehenge exact configuration but sited in the middle of West Woods, where everyone could marvel at their beauty, standing and mythical power”.
A recent interesting development concerns the Stonehenge Bluestones. Believed to come originally from a quarry in what is now Pembrokeshire, it has recently been established that they were set as a stone circle, a Henge, no more than three miles from the quarry. But as in the case of West Woods’ Sarsens they were stolen and then transported the 140+ miles (as the crow flies) to their current home on Salisbury Plain. To complicate this issue even further, their original Pembrokeshire home wasn’t even in an area defined in distant history as being part of Wales. This region was claimed at some stage years ago as part of Ireland, an area of the Irish kingdom so there are claims from Ireland Bluestone Reclaimers who want those stones returned to their rightful place. Whether that means Ireland, or Pembrokeshire isn’t clear. Or whether they want Pembrokeshire reclaimed to Ireland as well? No-one quite knows, but post-Brexit there could be interesting paperwork and red tape ‘discussions’ and whilst the stones probably took several hundred years to transport from Irish Pembrokeshire to Salisbury Plain, they might also take several hundred years to return, given the mountains of paperwork that will be required along with enough red tape to encircle the island of Ireland several times.
Marlborough.news contacted Senior Druid King Arthur Pendragon , who has regularly called for English Heretics as he refers to English Heritage, to , “Put the roof on” when calling for the lintels to be replaced at Stonehenge, is totally opposed to the original stones being substituted with replicas during the proposed tunnel works and has said that in his judgement any claim the Welsh had on the ‘Bluestones’ is in legal terms ‘Out of time’…..
Marlborough.news also contacted the local authority, Wiltshire Council for comment, asking if they were aware of the plans to ‘switch’ to a replica Stonehenge. If so where are the original stones to be kept, and also was the Council aware of any moves to get the stones returned to West Woods. All of this area is in Wiltshire and as such under the overall responsibility of Wiltshire Council.
No official response has, as yet been received, but an ‘unofficial’ spokesperson did comment that any such re-erection of the Henge in West Woods would require planning permission, as would the related (but necessarily separate) application for the removal of any trees that would be obscuring the rays of the sun from hitting the heel stone and then radiating into the centre of the Henge at dawn on the morning of the Summer Solstice. They also added, that due to the current pandemic, all such applications are discussed in remote ‘Zoom’ sessions of the relevant Planning Committee group of Wiltshire Council, that every applicant must appear as they really are – no use of obscuring ‘filters’ would be allowed which might make them appear as ‘kittens’, druids’ or even ‘neanderthals’ etc., and that any behaviour such as that exhibited by supporters of (nearby) Swindon Town Football Club at a recent open High Court hearing (into the ownership of the club) would not be entertained and the discussion re. application would be ceased forthwith.
So, when is this ‘switch’ likely to take place? Probably quite soon, sometime after the whole area is cordoned off and traffic along the A303 diverted well away. Where were (are?) the proper Sarsens and Bluestones planned to be taken for storage? And are there plans to re-erect them in exactly the same formation so as to create the same celestial alignment? As yet we don’t know, but if the WWSSR group are successful the alignment can be achieved in West Woods, with laser assisted precision, so that on every Summer Solstice morning the sun will rise over the heel stone (stone 96) allowing the first rays of that day to shine into the heart of the West Woods Henge, as it has every year on Salisbury Plain.