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Druids Free To Celebrate At Stonehenge

If yer name’s not Llanwylleth yer not comin’ in

Squall 16, Summer 1998, pg. 10.

DRUIDS should be allowed back into Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice this year, Salisbury district council was advised by Wiltshire police and English Heritage in April.

The druids were banned from the site with everybody else in 1985 when an exclusion zone was thrown up around the ancient monument.

But their good behaviour during autumn and spring equinox and winter solstice celebrations has impressed English Heritage officials, who are recommending up to 100 should be allowed back onto the site.

But pagan groups have warned the decision could cause problems if druids are the only group allowed to enter the stone circle.