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Friday, 11 February 2011

Druids in hard hats

I'm still not sure of the details on this, but rumours are spreading westwards from Salisbury Plain that English Heritage is bringing in new rules (in response to the Health and Safety regulations) which will require Druids (and others?) who get special permission to stand among the stones to wear hard hats.  The Druids are not best pleased -- to be seen wearing full ceremonial gear, and yellow hard hats at the same time, would not be good for their image -- and might indeed take something away from the ceremonials themselves.  They have my full support on this.

It's interesting that EH seems to think that if you stand under a sarsen lintel, in the midst of the great trilithons, and it then falls on you, you will be MIRACULOUSLY protected by your yellow hard hat!  Ah, the wonders of bureaucracy....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nah, but there is one idiot who wears a hard hat covered in gaffa tape with 2 wonky antlers on it.

BRIAN JOHN said...

That sounds remarkably stylish. Where can I get one?

Anonymous said...

Surely no self-respecting Druid would be caught dead (if they'll forgive the phrase) wearing a hard hat. For one thing (or am I mixing up my adherents) it'd be useless for Ley-Line Detection? Or you (The Druid) might (perish the thought) fail to pick up the ambiences of an Energy Line, with potentially dire consequences.Some say that fate befell Mark Knoffler.

Anonymous said...

Also possession of golden sickles in public places is against the law- as as such an offensive weapon could cause offence.
Total removal of mistletoe without the permission of the land owner is unlawful(wild life legislation).
I suggest that someone informs Wilts police of these lawless persons afterall an Angican bishop (how ever high) could not get away with such wantonness.
GCU In two Minds.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Ah, it's probably not easy, being a Druid. But it IS very respectable -- after all, isn't the Archbishop of canterbury, Rowam Williams, a member of the druidic Gorsedd of Bards, and doesn't he parade with the best of them in full regalia at the Welsh National Eisteddfod? Good for him, I say.....

Stonehenge said...

Druids in hard hats: http://blog.stonehenge-stone-circle.co.uk/category/health-and-safety-gone-mad/