Letter: Stonehenge past and present

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Sir: I am so very lucky to have visited Stonehenge many years ago ('Stonehenge to remain a 'national disgrace' ', 18 May). No visitor centre, no toilet blocks, no goods shop - we simply parked the car on the road, and walked up to it. No ropes, no notices, just a couple of guides to make sure we respected the site and to answer our questions.

I still remember the effect it had on me, the feeling of awe and wonder. It has led to a lifelong interest in all things prehistoric.

I wouldn't want to go back to a modern, sanitary, packaged Stonehenge.

Yours, etc,




18 May

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