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2021 – a year in pictures

Part 2 – from April to June Welcome to the second part of Oldbury Tours’ year in photographs, a pictorial journey through the months of a second COVID struck year. With the Winter of 2020 -21 over we now move into Spring. There was some optimism as the colour returned to Wiltshire. My walks got… Read more »

2021 – a year in pictures

Part 1 – from January to March It’s a bit late but…Happy New Year from Oldbury Tours!! Like everyone else, we at Oldbury Tours hope that 2022 will bring us all back to a life we can recognise as normal. I hardly need to say that last year was a strange and difficult one. The… Read more »

Just Another Day

Just before the UK went into lock-down, amid all the worries for what the future held, the sun came up on another day. Because of the terrible Covid-19 virus hundreds of people were dying in Italy and Spain and across the globe; doctors and nurses were frantically, desperately, trying to save lives in stifling hospitals… Read more »

Why Hire A Guide

Travelling the world with local guides. I have learned through my own experiences that hiring a knowledgeable local guide greatly enhances the enjoyment of a tour. A local guide will want to share his love for the subject whether that is simply their local area or something to be found within it. It is our… Read more »

Raising a Stonehenge stone with English Heritage

Stonehenge stone raising. When I saw that English Heritage were going to experiment with raising a stone at Stonehenge it was something I was very keen to witness if not participate in. Perhaps unexpectedly the event in March 2018 was billed not so much as a study of the processes required for erecting the stone… Read more »

Causewayed enclosures

Causewayed enclosures are among the oldest monuments in the UK. Now little more than grass banks and ditches, they were once sites of great importance to the local population: ‘they represent the earliest form of non-funerary monument and the first instance of the artificial enclosure of open space known in the British Isles.’ (Oswald, Dyer… Read more »