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Equinox gates open 6a.m. Tuesday 23rd September 2014

English Heriticage have announced that they will open their gates in their fence to our Stones on Tuesday morning:

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  • Access to Monument Field from c06:15 (or first light) until 08:30 on 23 September 2014
    • Parking is on both sides of Byway 12 – no parking on A344
    • Access to the Byway from 19:00 on 22 September 2014 via the A344
    • Exit via A344 closes at 09:00 on 23 September 2014
    • Disabled Parking: 8 spaces available in the VTS turning circle. These are permit-only and must be booked in advance by contacting Lucy Barker at lucy.barker@english-heritage.org.uk.

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/

STONEHENGE free access into the Stones & triangle area

STONEHENGE free access into the Stones & triangle area:

There has been a great deal of discussion on this subject and many groups, this is a Note to encourage discussion here or elsewhere regarding two vital legal precedents relating to ACCESS       Obviously these are not my opinions but simply how the law stands at present in relation to demands for the public to freely gather there, whether at specific times or at all times. 

  EU HUMAN RIGHTS PRECEDENT When reading this EU Commission [Courts of Human Rights] 1998 judgment,  Application No. 31416/96 note what was NOT  done to find a solution [there are clues] before applying to the Commission by the then druid complainants  and see whether anything has changed, ie what would be said now if that precedent was placed in front of the Commission – especially in relation to discrimination. “It follows that this part of the application is manifestly ill-founded within the meaning of Article 27 para. 2 of the Convention.   “

http://echr.ketse.com/doc/31416.96-en-19981019/view/

In other words, NO single religion is ever going to be given precedence over another neither in EU or UK law, especially whilst the established religion in the UK is Christianity.

UK PRECEDENT  Law Lords precedent Law Lords back public gatherings May 1999

http://www.thelawyer.com/law-lords-back-public-gatherings/78199.article

More info in the Stonehenge Library  in Files https://www.facebook.com/groups/stonehengelawplanninglibrary/

 

Feel free to share and the more the merrier as this will require some deep consideration and discussion, as a druid I can see that originally the druids might have relied upon their religion in order to get in to the Stones when there was an exclusion, now the public including

 

ALL other religions and the general public including those you do not agree with MUST be equitably and equally accommodated/allowed access and only a movement which includes everyone equally and publicly considering the public outnumber any other groupings, will legally and deservingly succeed .   If you want to change the law, then that is another issue!

Arthur Pendragon and The Loyal Arthurian Warband

1525727_1398671397047507_356323179_n-2Regardless of whether you support Arthur or his work, his achievements and continued work are respected for the current open access arrangements and the end of the “exclusion zone” that we were forced to tolerate during the years after the Battle of the Beanfield until the Round Table Meeting group formed in the late 90’s to manage open access at the two equinoxes and two solstices.

Find out all about Arthur Pendragon and The Loyal Arthurian Warband, and their campaigns here

www.warband.org.uk