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.
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.