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6Z60 0951 Willesden to Merehead leaving Westbury

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©  Sep 15, 2023


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6Z60 0951 Willesden to Merehead leaving Westbury



Nice! That is a remarkably white (and big) horse up there on the hill. Is it done with painted rocks or by some other means?
Its chalk (though this one was concreted over,) , we have quite a few white horses in Wiltshire. This one is the oldest. It's a re-cut figure replacing an older one. It's to commemorate the Battle of Edington on the hill in 878. Alfred the Great's battle against the Vikings. There was 13 white horses in the county . Only 8 survive now .

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westbury_White_Horse
Thank you for the photo and information about white horse!
@foxy
Thank you, Rob. That's cool. Always so much history in the UK!
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