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1 The Chalk Man on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:56 pm

Candy Cottingham

Chalk man (Cerne Giant in the village of Cerne Abbas) and it's amazing just how big he is close up. (60 metres high and 50 metres wide) He was supposed to be used for a fertility symbol. Infertile women would sit on him then they would supposedly become pregnant. He is supposed to be 1500yrs old but wasn't mentioned till the 1600's. This was supposedly because the people of Dorset were too embarrassed to let the rest of the country know about him.

He is known as "The Rude Man"

on the Downs of Dorset
Fertility symbol...very old. Carved in a Chalk hill
Apparently he wants cleaning up...covered in moss.
During the war they camouflaged him.

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