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September 7

On the train ride to Bath, so exciting to see!

"The origin of the Westbury White Horse is obscure. It is often claimed to commemorate King Alfred's victory at the Battle of E?andun in 878, and while this is not impossible... However, there is at present no documentary or other evidence for the existence of a chalk horse at Westbury before the year 1742."

There are many of these huge horses where the sod is cut out to reveal the chalk hills made throughout the centuries and maintained for equally as long.
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