SN1330 : A new standing stone

taken 12 years ago, near to Mynachlog-Ddu, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

A new standing stone
A new standing stone
The plaque on the base of this stone states that it is:
"One of two brought down from the crest of Carnmenyn by an RAF Chinook helicopter on 6th April 1989.
They were donated by the Lord of the Manor of Mynachlog-ddu to English Heritage, one to be displayed at Stonehenge, the other to be erected here to indicate their place of origin.
In May and June 1989, the other one was carried from here to Stonehenge, with the cooperation of Preseli Pembrokeshire District Council, as part of the celebrations marking the Silver Jubilee of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust."

I heard that there is a story about the other stone (ie the one heading for Stonehenge) somehow falling off the boat that was carrying it across the Bristol Channel, and having to be brought back to the surface before it could continue. The story appears to be true, as the BBC News website reported it here LinkExternal link at about the same time. (Thanks to 'ceridwen' for finding this link.)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 November, 2008
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Standing stones   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 134 304 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.4774N 4:42.9071W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 134 304
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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