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Sunny Phil

Westbury White Horse

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Sunny Phil

FINALLY, I was in the right place, at the right time, with the right camera.

 

WestburyWhiteHorseY19JunD08

 

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Derbyshire Dave

Stunning isn’t it. Amazing to think how they would have got the idea for doing these all those years ago. Do you know how long it’s been there Phil?

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Sunny Phil
On 10/06/2019 at 08:23, Derbyshire Dave said:

Stunning isn’t it. Amazing to think how they would have got the idea for doing these all those years ago. Do you know how long it’s been there Phil?

I think it dates back to the 1800s. The one at Cherill (nearer to us) was done in the 1880s, with someone shouting instructions through a megaphone. The Uffington white horse is much older but when I saw it as a child, thought it looked more like a greyhound. It is possible that a few millenia of selective horse breeding has made them more like the body shape we know today. Also, ancient Britons did not have the use of a megaphone.

 

If we did one today. we would probably use drones. The Uffington one is much more historic but I think the Westbury one is nicer looking.

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BAZ

It's got more chance of winning the Grand National sweep than the one's I pick. 😅

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Sunny Phil
5 hours ago, BAZ said:

It's got more chance of winning the Grand National sweep than the one's I pick. 😅

I like it!

 

I tried horse racing but the horses kept beating me!

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