If the Romans who built the Icknield Way through what is now known as Winterborne Kingston had returned in the early 1980s they would have thought the place infested with Pterodactyls. A flying school used adjacent fields to this ancient highway to teach micro-flying. On closer inspection they would have been more frightened to see that the 'birds' carried men. Now flying has ceased there and the village is at peace again.

Hut circles are traced on higher ground - remains of an ancient British village. It is believed that a king was buried here in a gold coffin and when a lead box was dug up by a ploughman in the last century, there was great excitement. But there was no gold coffin inside, only the remains of a young Roman in nail studded sandals. A man who walked this way 1500 years ago who dissolved quickly into dust.

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