Category Archives: 2008 Aug 31 Etchilhampton

Now That’s What I Call Crop Circles 2008

Herewith, our pick of the best of the 2008 season in the UK.

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Barbury Castle, Wiltshire, 1st June 2008. Photo by Peter Sorensen.

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North Down, Wiltshire, 15th June 2008. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

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East Field, Wiltshire, 9th July 2008. Photo by Eva-Marie Brekkesto.

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Avebury, Wiltshire, 15th July 2008. Photo by Steve Alexander.

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West Woods, Wiltshire, 17th July 2008. Photo by Steve Alexander.

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West Woods, Wiltshire, 20th July 2008. Photo by Steve Alexander.

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Weylands Smithy, Oxfordshire, 27th July 2008. Photo by Peter Sorensen.

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Shrivenham, Wiltshire, 1st August 2008. Photo by Frank Laumen.

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Cherhill, Wiltshire, 7th August 2008. Photo by Frank Laumen.

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Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, 14th August 2008. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

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Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, 15th August 2008. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

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Liddington Castle, Wiltshire, 23rd August 2008. Photo by Russell Stannard.

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Oliver’s Castle, Wiltshire, 23rd August 2008. Photo by Steve Alexander.

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East Field, Alton Priors, Wiltshire, 25th August 2008. Photo by Russell Stannard.

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Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, 31st August 2008. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

2008 Season Update # 2

“…and still they come”!

We would have anticipated, this close to the Autumn equinox, to be at the end of another season and left with little but chaff and memories and another season’s madness to ponder.

Indeed we expected the 25th August 2008 Alton Priors formation, pictured above (photograph by Russell Stannard) – the fourth (!) in East Field this year and a circle which lasted but hours in the field before the combines moved in – to be the grand finale. But the poor weather in Southern England over the last few weeks has left many fields unharvested and formations still continue to fall. Some of them, it must be said, of exemplary quality. Late wheat formations do tend to have a slightly ragged look to them, due to the extreme ripeness of the crop, but their presence is more than welcome.

 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, 31st August 2008. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

 
We’re also very pleased to see that Michael Glickman has a new website. ¬†Even though we disagree with much of what Michael says his reverence and enthusiasm for the circles, tempered with his unique humour, never fails to envigorate. Long may he continue. In this respect, his blog at Temporary Temples is also highly recommended.

NB: Amendment, January 2012 – those Glickers links are no longer valid. Since the time of our writing the above, MG has left Temporary Temples, then set up a website and partnership with Gary King before parting company with him as well. We look forward to his next online home, and hope it a little more permanent this time.