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Butser Ancient Farm is a local unique experimental archaeology site in the South Downs National Park. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer staff and volunteers – together with the help of sailors from HMS Queen Elizabeth currently docked in nearby Portsmouth – attempt to erect a three and a half tonne standing stone. A fitting memorial only using traditional methods.

Our roving reporter Jo Gray swung by the scene to see how things were progressing. Tune in to find out.

Sailors and volunteers digging at Butser Ancient Farm to erect memorial stone
Mid-operation – things take an unexpected turn
Revd. Eddie Wills RN from HMS Queen Elizabeth observing at Butser Ancient Farm
Revd. Eddie Wills RN from HMS Queen Elizabeth
Sailors Scott and Chris having a well earned break with the crew at Butser Ancient Farm
Sailors Scott and Chris having a well-earned break with the crew

For more information about Butser Ancient Farm

Visit https://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/