Category Archives: Wiltshire politics

Captain Croppie

As our posts this year may indicate, this hasn’t been the best of crop circle seasons. The circles themselves are down in numbers, some of what we’ve seen in the fields is shoddy at best, everybody hates everybody else, and the farmers are out with their combines at first sniff of some stomped crop. Some of these problems – particularly the cutting of circles – have been a long time coming, and we don’t intend to go into the reasons here. Croppie Ale think they have the solution, and a frankly naive one (and – considering the role some of the Barge’s punters have played in the current situation – an insulting one) it is, too; let’s hope they mean it as a joke. It’s gonna take more than a pint to sort things out. At least it’s a tasty enough beverage with which to drown out the season’s sorrows…

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“Worst. Crop Circles. Ever!”

As if the season couldn’t get any worse, now The Daily Mail have put the boot in. Article here, screen captures below. Lots of factual errors here, and it is after all The Daily Mail, so we recommend you proceed with caution.

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Oh To Catch A Circlemaker

Miles Johnston’s film Oh To Catch A Circlemaker, detailing the events of the 7th July 2007 East Field formation and its aftermath, is now available to view on YouTube. Link here, or view below.

 

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We personally found this formation a bit of a shambles – it very clearly went wrong, as even a cursory glimpse at the aerial shows – and something of a disgrace to its once mighty location. As the ever-prescient Luther put it on the Crop Circle Connector forum at the time, “There goes the neighbourhood”….