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SirWilliam
post Jul 9 2017, 07:07 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-40547691

So some bright spark has decided that our beloved Lake District should be given UNESCO status.

Now I am all for conservation but history shows us that when we place these things in the hands of people who live miles away then it is a recipe for disaster, ( a bit like the pricks in Westminster ). Most people only visit the lakes in summer but it is a landscape forged by millenniums of weather, ( usually VERY wet ), hill farming and a singular lack of human intervention.

I do like the passing reference to Stonehenge and, as anyone who has had the misfortune to drive down that way of late will testify, what a pig's ear they have achieved with that.


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post Sep 13 2017, 01:45 PM
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Surprises me that no one has suggested moving the stones.


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post Sep 13 2017, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Sep 13 2017, 02:45 PM) *
Surprises me that no one has suggested moving the stones.


If stone age man can, ( supposedly ), drag the wretched things all the way from Wales , a low loader should have no problem taking them back .

On a par with the Elgin marbles it's a wonder that the Welsh office hasn't already petitioned . We could throw in Avebury stones as a gesture of goodwill . rolleyes.gif


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- - newres   Being English I demand the Welsh be returned.   Sep 15 2017, 06:45 PM
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