Apologies, Gunter's account is entitled 'The Flight of the King'.
On 10 Nov 2014 08:17, "John Wood" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Clearly the monument was well off the beaten track back in 1651 when King
> Charles II stopped to wonder at, it as described in Col.George Gunter's
> account 'The Escape of the King'. The route taken by the King, and his
> small entourage, crossed areas that were deemed to decrease the chance of
> the King being spotted or encountered by Parliamentary soldiers. They
> crossed Salisbury Plain only to witness the occasional shepherd tending to
> his flock. The Plain is described as a wind swept, wild and lonely place.
> On 10 Nov 2014 08:02, "John Wood" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I imagine that before the days of motor transport and the accessibility
>> that it affords most places in Britain were largely ignored by those
>> without the locality. The railways prompted the development of tourism but
>> until the invention of motored road transport this was mainly restricted to
>> the locations served by the railway companies.
>> On 10 Nov 2014 03:29, "Rogelio Colina" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Is pre-tourism Stonehenge a living memory
>>> for anyone on this list; i.e., a time when the
>>> thing was mostly ignored? I did read once
>>> that during WWII the RAF thought it a hazard
>>> to aircraft and asked that it be leveled.
>>> On 9 November 2014 19:01, John Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> > The mobile menace! I should have known. :-(
>>> > On 9 Nov 2014 23:39, "Brian Edwards" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> > > John, Twitter is littered with examples of mobile phone camera snaps
>>> > > the stones and if you read the online Times you will encounter
>>> > > and regular visitors complaining about motorists that “slow down and
>>> > > stop in order to view and often photograph the stones thereby causing
>>> > long
>>> > > tailbacks.” One person on the A303 touches their brakes in the
>>> middle of
>>> > > the WHS then it causes a problem all the way back to either Countess
>>> > > Longbarrow, and there have even been local suggestions that
>>> > to
>>> > > hide the stones would help. It isn’t this alone of course that
>>> causes the
>>> > > problem, and the sat nav problem has its very own dynamics, but it
>>> is a
>>> > > major contribution to delays.
>>> > >