Old fam­ily out­ing

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

EX­PERTS be­lieve they have dis­cov­ered the ear­li­est fam­ily photograph taken at Stone­henge.

English Her­itage asked peo­ple to send in their pic­tures to mark 100 years of pub­lic own­er­ship of the pre­his­toric mon­u­ment. Af­ter sift­ing through more than 1,000 pho­to­graphs, they be­lieve some im­ages from 1875, show­ing a fam­ily dressed in their “fash­ion­able out­fits and hats”, are the oldest.

One pic­ture shows the group sit­ting on the stones – now only al­lowed on special oc­ca­sions.

The Routh fam­ily at the stones in 1875

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