Horses figure large in our summer newsletter, with an article on carriage driving on the Ridgeway, and a review of the book The Bridleway, how horses shaped the British landscape. Another type of horse, the Uffington – chalk – White Horse, was under scrutiny by archaeologists in July, who were measuring by how much it had ‘shrunk’ as a consequence of encroaching turf. We have a look at the grants that have been won by the Ridgeway Partnership and what the money has been spent on. This includes a recently engaged project manager for an Historic England-funded project on many of the scheduled monuments between Wallingford and Ashbury, with emphasis on engagement with local communities. And lots more: recording graffiti on Uffington’s early 17th century museum; our volunteers in action; the Ridgeway and King Alfred’s Way on BBC South Today; Bioblitz; new entrants to the Ridgeway Hall of Fame; and a look at the Highly Commended and Runners-up in the Photography and the Sculpture categories of this year’s Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize; and the upcoming topics of #RidgewaySpotter.
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