Stones and Bones
Despite the rainy start to Tuesday, Denmark Street were very excited to board their coach and set off for Salisbury Plain. It was a very long drive but we were all excited when we caught sight of Stonehenge on the horizon. After a quick stop to use the toilets and drop off our bags we headed for the exhibitions.
There was lots to see - models of Stonehenge in the past, artefacts that have been found in the local area and animations of how the site was developed over time.
We then headed outside to explore the replica stone age round houses. The wonderful English Heritage demonstrators showed us lots of objects which we were allowed to handled and patiently answered all our questions about axes, arrows, ropes, fires and animal skins.
There was an opportunity to lie on an authentic neolithic bed as well as a chance to try our strength and team work when we attempted to move a large stone using rope and wooden rollers.
After lunch it was time to meet Margaret and Dave our guides for the afternoon. A transit bus took us out on to Salisbury Plain so we could get close to Stonehenge itself. Margaret explained how the monument was built and showed us the things that would have been put into the barrows with the important people who were buried there.
It was very cold and windy out on the plain but we all had a wonderful time.