1 June 1985 — “The Battle of Stonehenge”

Taken from Leeds Other Paper of 14 June 1985, this is an eyewitness account of an event that would soon become better known as ‘the Battle of the Beanfield’, which took place near Stonehenge on 1 June 1985.

I write about the Battle of the Beanfield in my new novel The Fountain in the Forest, so I was pleased to see that the book has been added to the ‘Cultural References’ section of the Wikipedia entry on the Battle of the Beanfield, alongside songs on the subject by Ian Dury, Roy Harper, and Hawkwind.

The above scans are of photocopies that I made from the Leeds Other Paper collection held at Leeds Central Library while researching the novel in September 2011.


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