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When is Autumn Equinox 2014 ?

I believe that  astronomically we should celebrate sunrise Tuesday 23rd Sept 2014 and Monday 22 December 2014 at Stonehenge. But many people would prefer Sunday 21 December cos its a weekend and that’s what their diary says. But if you’re looking for the solstice sunrise alignment its Monday 22nd December2014 , I claim. [dicegeorge]
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Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2014
•Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 23 2014 02:29 GMT
•Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2014 23:03 GMT
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/longest-day/

Conditions of Entry, Disabled Access etc Summer Solstice 2014

(copied from https://www.facebook.com/notes/stonehenge-law-planning-library/conditions-of-entry-disabled-access-etc-summer-solstice-2014/523661667740284   By Andraste Herewig on Thursday, 8 May 2014 at 11:44 )

Loki Skipjuice RIP

loki-skipjuiceSid Hope‎ writes:

IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET & SADNESS TO ANNOUNCE THAT ‘BUFF’ LEAD VOCALIST & STONEHENGE FESTIVAL CAMPAIGN ROAD MANAGER Loki Skipjuice SADLY PASSED AWAY AFTER THE MANCHESTER GIG – ON THE SIGNIFICANT DATE OF JUNE 1ST (2014) – THE ORIGINAL START DATE OF THE STONEHENGE FREE FESTIVAL – HE WAS WELL KNOWN AMONG THE TRAVELLING & FESTIVAL COMMUNITY & USED ‘BUFF’ AS A VEHICLE TO SUPPORT & DONATE CASH NUMEROUS WORTHY CHARITIES, HOMELESSNESS AMONGST THEM.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL IN HONOUR OF LOKI WILL BE HELD @ MIDNIGHT JUNE 20 SUMMER SOLSTICE STONEHENGE @ THE HELE STONE – R.I.P LOKI – NEVER FORGOTTEN, DEEPLY MISSED.

https://www.facebook.com/events/526215710824887/

Unique Publications

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STONEHENGE ’86
Edited by Bruce Garrard and Steve HeironymouS
36 pages, A5 booklet
Published September 1986
Look here for full details and extract
1986 price £1.50, now available for:
£3.00

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STONEHENGE ’85 – Souvenir Issue
Includes first-hand accounts from The Battle of the Beanfield, June 1st 1985
Edited by Sheila Craig
32 pages, A5 booklet
Published June 1986
Look here for full details and extract
1986 price £1.50, now available for:
£3.00
STONEHENGE ’87 – a people’s pilgrimage
Edited and largely written by Bruce Garrard
40 pages, A4 magazine format
Published 1988
Look here for full details and extract
1988 price £2.00, now available for:
£3.00

 

http://www.unique-publications.co.uk/publications.html

Stonehenge Proposal

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The Stonehenge Proposal for Midsummer’s Day Access

We propose that over the period of the Summer Solstice the public be allowed free and equitable access into Stonehenge and it’s surrounding landscape. This would enable people to freely attend as are their needs and customs: the Sunrise, Midday, the Sunset and the Solstice. Current overcrowding and driver safety problems are caused by the increasing popularity of the present open access and the decision to end access early on Solstice morning. We believe these problems can be resolved in  the best interests of everyone by extending the access period to cover the whole of Midsummers Day. We invite English Heritage and other interested parties to support this Proposal in principle and look forward to working with them to further its aims.

Presented on 21 December 2008, Winter Solstice at Stonehenge on behalf of the petitioners and the People.

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Wiltshire meeting about 1975 Stonehenge Free Festival

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Dean described these scans as:

Minutes of the First (Round Table) meeting 1975
These minutes from a meeting held in October 1975 to discuss the Free Festival 1975 were given to me by Sir Walter Wally aka Sir Wally Raleigh R.I.P Old friend x

(But it was not a ’round table’ as only ‘officials’ were at the meeting)

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These minutes have been copied from: http://wallyhopes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/minutes-of-first-round-table-meeting.html