There’s many different types of stories about how the stones got here.
What you have there is two sets of stones.
You’ve got the trilithons, which are two uprights and one across.
They come from 20 miles in that direction at Marlborough Downs.
The others are the Preseli Mountain bluestones.
They come from 200-and-whatever-it-is that way in Wales, in the Preseli Mountains.
It was an investment in time and protein.
You’ve got to think about it – when they’re doing that they’re not hunting,
they’re not gathering, they’re not farming.
You can go with half a dozen different theories.
You can go with the archaeological theories, which say they dragged them, which are quite possible,
or you can go with the weird and wonderful theories which say they levitated them.
It’s up to you.
My personal one is you’ve got to remember that this is chalk downs.
Now chalk downs, when it’s cold, gets a thick layer of ice on it,
and a sledge moves very easily on a thick layer of ice.
So, to move those stones here...
4000 years ago there wasn’t much topsoil.
The chalk would still have been exposed from the last glaciations.
So during the winter... very easy to drag stones across.
People ask me were there any burials actually in the henge or not?
Yes there were.
And last year – this’ll get you –
last year the archaeologists dug them up and took them away.
Those bones were put there for a very specific reason.
They were the guardians.
You do not put a burial in a place like that unless it’s either
a) a high priest,
b) a high priestess, a chieftain or a queen.
Somewhere like that you’re not going to get common or garden rabble like you and me.
This place is actually massive.
Most people think of Stonehenge as being just the stones.
No, you’ve got approximately 20 square miles of huge earthworks.
We’re basically here on a protest at the moment,
because what we want is free and open access to the stones,
so that anybody, like yourselves as well as us,
can come along at any time and enter the stones and be in the spirit of the stones,
to worship, do ceremonies, or whatever.
Because it’s an ancient sacred place, and it has been for a long time.
There have been people in this area for 4, 4 and a half thousand years plus.
If you just look at Stonehenge,
you can see on top of one of the trilithons,
there’s a little nipple, a little bump, a little point.
On the capstone that goes between the two, there’s a cup,and it fits like that.
And that’s a basic mortise and tenon joint from woodworking.
So in a sense you could say that Stonehenge is nothing more
than a stone representation of a wooden structure,
because they would have built in wood before they built in stone.
This is our only home.
We just can’t go that way at the moment – we’ve not quite got the technology.
So this is our only home, and we’ve got to look after her.
Now we’re being stopped,
apart from 4 times per year when English Heritage graciously let us into the stones
– that’s the autumn equinox, the vernal equinox which is the next one, the summer and winter solstices.
So what we do is during the middle of the night we run across naked
and do ceremonies in there sometimes, because then they can’t touch us.
As I said, we’re actually here protesting at the moment
because we want these fences down.
You can actually go into the stones.
English Heritage will charge you 6.50 to walk around it – the wrong way,
because you walk around it anti-clockwise, therefore disempowering the site, therefore disempowering England.
There’s so much that we don’t actually know for certain
but we can guess and we can look at the evidence and make informed judgements.
But you’ve got to remember another thing.
When you’re looking at this place, don’t look at it with the eyes of a modern man or woman.
Take yourself back to when it was built,
when they didn’t know about cars, cameras, internet,
and look at it through their eyes.
What would it mean to them?