Stonehenge Festival 2015 . It Happened .

Buried in this BBC report about the Summer Solstice are the words "The festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrates the longest day of the year when the sun is at its maximum elevation and usually has a real party atmosphere." It's really significant because the BBC is the mouthpiece of the British Government and during Prohibition of Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge that line varied considerably. Read Andy Worthington to see what I mean. 'Festival' was a kind of dog whistle for the Chief Constable of Wiltshire, a coded message if you will. The Druid's chief negotiator Rollo Maughflynn sometimes called it the F word. Police contacts said that so long as the word 'festival' appeared in any countercultural literature in reference to any forthcoming solstice - emergency powers would be applied. Those emergency powers were a breach of human rights. How that deadlock was broken, and my very small part in it is a story for another day. But to seasoned stonehenge watchers the fact that the BBC now issues a positive retrospective can only be good.