David Hodson

David Hodson

Posted on 06/10/2017


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Old rocks in a field

Old rocks in a field
Well Stone henge is a world heritage site and thousands travel to England to see it, but it really is a pile of old rocks, with a very busy road next to it. Not what you see in the brochures.

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge

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Martine
Martine
Une belle capture originale.
8 weeks ago.
David Hodson has replied to Martine
Merci Martine.
8 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
Hmm, true, not nearly as romantic this way!
7 weeks ago.
David Hodson has replied to Diane Putnam
A lot of people are disappointed with Stonehenge, but they have improved the experience, with a proper visitors centre. And you should remember, many of these stones were re-erected in the early 1900s.
7 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to David Hodson
I am vaguely aware of reading that, now that you mention it.
6 weeks ago.
David Hodson has replied to Diane Putnam
Here is a essay from 2001 about the rebuilding. I am not sure that it matters to much. Some of the stones are missing and this would have been done by locals who needed stone for houses and walls throughout history. By rebuilding, accurately, it helps us to see the original structure more clearly. www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/12/330623.html?c=on
6 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to David Hodson
Thank you for that superb link, Andy, it's great information. Especially the photos!
6 weeks ago.
David Hodson has replied to Diane Putnam
I will allow for your senior moment ( My name is Dave deary :) ) I a pleased you enjoyed the information. History is only what we know and we are more than often mislead. Look at the history book from any nation and you will find lies, misdirection, or completely omit facts. Did you know the British developed the first concentration camps, in South Africa. Just an example that shows what a country want's it's people to know and what it hopes other countries forget
5 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to David Hodson
Gaaahhh! I have called Andy David, twice! What can I say, English people all look alike. No, I didn't know about the concentration camps. :-o
5 weeks ago.
David Hodson has replied to Diane Putnam
Hello Rupert here :) This is a link to a shameful part of British history. www.sahistory.org.za/topic/women-children-white-concentration-camps-during-anglo-boer-war-1900-1902
5 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to David Hodson
That is shocking, especially the incredibly high death rate! Children starving to death, all reports of it ignored...horrible, horrible.

For two nights I've watched Youtube videos about the severe persecution of the Russian Doukhobor religious group that immigrated to Saskatchewan and BC in the 19th century. As late as the 1960s the gov't was still taking their children away from them. The reasoning behind it was complicated and they had been persecuted just about everywhere they migrated to, but it was a relatively obscure part of North American history I had never heard of. You never can be sure how much has been left out of our educations!

Regards, Anita
5 weeks ago.
David Hodson has replied to Diane Putnam
This is a shameful part of Britons history. Some of the stories that have come out are positive, but many involved physical, sexual and emotional abuse and many of those stories may never be known. It went on for a long time and I am of an age, that under different circumstances...Well It could be me! www.independent.co.uk/news/the-shameful-secret-of-britains-lost-children-tens-of-thousands-of-child-migrants-were-sent-abroad-1484622.html It must be remembered many of these children really did have nothing and Australia, or Canada was really a true, new start in life. Most found themselves with good communities and found new families that truly cared for them, but no one really cared and so many also found them selves in an awful situation, separated from what ever family they had, brothers and sisters sent to different countries and never knowing what ever happened to them. I have strong feelings about this subject, partly because it is my generation, but also it is the in-humanity were children are seen, in a modern world as problems and must be got rid of. This is a film that tells the story. You may have problem understanding the dialect, and it is a long film, but it helps to tell the whole story. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIJA2QOkbo0
7 days ago. Edited 7 days ago.