Westbury White Horse

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Below an Iron Age hillfort, enclosing a much earlier long barrow, stands the Westbury White Horse. Cut into the hillside in 1778, this replaced an older horse, possibly commemorating King Alfred's nearby victory over the Vikings.

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Rosalyn Hilborne on October 17, 2012


Hello Karin, I'm sorry to say it was more luck than judgement, but it does reflect the other pictures! I remember you saying you had a friend living in Wiltshire some years ago...maybe paragliding was not such a popular sport then! Many thanks for your kind comments.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Andy Rodker

When you think that before digital we could only take 30 or 35 pictures on a roll of film! How times have changed...I can take that many in 10 minutes now!!

Yes, spooky!! I had to go steady as I was fined for exceeding the speed limit there two years ago and would you believe it again...I had a police car behind me today, so I was being very careful :-))

Best wishes, Rosa.

Andy Rodker on October 17, 2012

Were they on horseback and wielding swords?

You're not Danish by any chance, Rosa??


Rosalyn Hilborne on October 17, 2012

Andy Rodker

Oh dear...they may have heard that my son-in-law has Danish roots :o(

Andy Rodker on October 17, 2012

How did we get to this point, Rosa?

We'd better return to the subject of photos!


Best wishes, Andy

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 18, 2012

Andy Rodker

Who knows :o)

I will upload a scene from Kingston Deverill when I can decide which one!! Cheers, Rosa.

Diane MP on October 19, 2012

What a lovely - and haunting - image this is! LIKE!

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 19, 2012


Thank you very much Diane.

Greetings, Rosa.

Andy Rodker on October 19, 2012

Hi Ray,

I wish I lived somewhere tolerably close to the area, and not just for reasons of researching Wessex history (mind you Central Spain has it's attractions too!)!

I look forward to seeing the photo!

Best wishes from Madrid and thanks to Rosa for sparking this off! (she may end up regretting it but I hope not)!


Rosalyn Hilborne on October 20, 2012

Andy Rodker

I like a good friendly debate Andy :-)


Let me know when you go to look for the stone, I'll come with you.

Cheers, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 20, 2012


That sounds good. I may have a map for that area! I have it in a book of place names that Slaughter comes from the Old English - Slohtre meaning a muddy place...which Slaughtergate certainly is! It also says the German - schlacht means battle!

Hollis chen on October 28, 2012

very Nice place!! very good photo..


Greetings from Taiwan,HungChu Chen

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 28, 2012


Many thanks HungChu Chen. I appreciate your kind comments.

Best wishes to you, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/10/14 16:14:08
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash