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Quarrying protest

By Joanna Davis

A FIGHT to save coastal land from quarrying united druids, morris men, councillors and families on a damp cliff-top. Members of pagan group the Dolmen Grove braved soggy conditions to see in the summer solstice at Portland Bill while staging a protest against stone extraction plans. The group asked non-pagans to join them in a bid to raise awareness about the threatened land. The ceremony saw drums banged, chants made and talks given by archaeologists about the significance of the land. Dolmen Grove member Tony Jameson said: “We summoned the energy of Portland people to stand and do whatever they could. “A lot of people think that because we’re pagans we’re shouting to God. We’re not shouting to God – we’re shouting to human beings.

Read the original article at: Dorset Daily Echo

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