Monday 17 June 2013

New Stonehenge Archive Discovery

Richard Bailey, the son of T.E. Bailey, the Chief Architect of the Ministry of Works from the 1950s who supervised the restoration of fallen and leaning stones at Stonehenge in the 1950s, visited Stonehenge yesterday and brought with him a few items from an extensive archive he has from the Ministry of Works. It includes items from the raising of the trilithons in 1958 to the construction of the present visitor facilities. Most of the Ministry of Works archives on Stonehenge were burnt during an unauthorised tidying up so it was thought none of this material survived. This is a very exciting discovery and we wonder what else he has in store.

Ceremonial key, used to unlock the gate to the subway under the A344 upon its official opening on 9th July 1968

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