Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Bird Henge Trail

Anthony has been busy working on a Bird Henge Trail which will guide walkers past our planned Bird Henge. The trail  will be on the website of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding National Beauty. It will also pass Knook above as well as Bird Henge. Anthony went to discuss marketing the Trail and the Scraptors sculpture mad garden with Visit Wiltshire, the organization which promotes tourism in the county. Art requires marketing!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Bird Henge Trail

 We are planning an online Bird Henge Trail to go online on the website of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty   It will pass our planned Bird Henge but take in historical, landscape and wildlife features with brief notes and links to  further information. With modern devices ramblers will be able to look at it as they walk.

One will be able to start the trail from any of the nearby villages Heytesbury, Knook, Corton and Upton Lovell in the Wylye Valley Wiltshire. There will be images such as above of the 11th century carving of monsters, now badly eroded, on Knook church.  We will add some images of how things were. Below is Knook Manor before its restoration in 1926 -a reminder of the long agricultural depression.

 Little quirky things will be added and explained such as the engine below. There is a culvert, once known as Alice Dredge's ditch after the unfortunate servant who drowned in it in Victorian times on her way back home.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Scraptors on BBC Radio

Paul gave an interview on BBC Wiltshire Radio about our Bird Henge Project. You can hear it for  a day or two still on . We have also received coverage in the Blackmore Vale magazine and on their website