In case you wonder what our Ranger team have been getting up to on this first day of April here’s a snippet of the invaluable work they work they were doing here at Avebury this morning…
This morning National Trust Rangers have been very carefully moving one of the famous standing stones at the ancient Avebury World Heritage Site.
“Obviously Stone Age man didn’t have daylight saving, so twice a year we have to move one of the stones.” said Hilary Makins, National Trust Head Ranger.
“Avebury is an astonishing monument to the Neolithic people’s ingenuity. We want to make sure the stones are as accurate as they were back when they were put up. Each one weighs several tonnes. It’s a huge effort, but it’s worth it.”