The area Ebbie
identified as being a MacThoy inhabitation
site was an enormous, empty field with a few
stones scattered about. (Today
it is the site of a mobile home park.--ed)
it was once the site of a MacThoy gathering
place for their summer time celebrations
much in the tradition of the much younger
site of Stone Henge. The missing stones
were removed over the centuries.
He went on to guess that two major incidents of stone looting occurred during
the construction of the Avebury site and later
thorough deconstruction in the 1600s as part
of the Puritan Purges. It was in the interest
of history that Ebbie MacThoy determined to
restore the site to its original form.
notes on the Menhir are particular rough and only
reference her husband's letters. This was due, no doubt,
to the fact that she was assisting
on a dig in Egypt at the time.
absence may also explain the following
events as she wasn't there to rein in
her husband's zeal.--ed
Ebbie with artifacts which were
by the British Government in the early '50s and
never to be seen again.
One letter to Lona,
detailed his confidence in the project and
might salvage his
beleaguered reputation in the antiquities field.
It was with this resolve that he hired students from
the university and began rebuilding the MacThoy Menhir.
Menhir Continues. . .