'Seahenge: Sun, Sand and Winter Solstice' by Patrick Taylor, £2.00
'F1ixton: Neolithic Lunar Observatory' by Patrick Taylor, £2.00
Both from Polystar Press. 277 Cavendish Street, Ipswich, IP3 8BQ email@example.com
These two booklets discuss Neolithic remains at Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk and Flixton in Suffolk. The former is the surviving remains of a wooden circle on the edge of the sea and the latter was a series of post holes now lost to gravel extraction. Both sites are East Anglian examples which could be compared with the stone circles of areas where stone was available.
In both booklets Patrick Taylor's approach is one of archaeo-astronomy in which he deduces that Holme was a kind of 'Seahenge' aligned on the direction of the winter solstice and Flixton a lunar observatory to 'fix' the moon's northernmost setting point. Although these subjects are at some distance from the main concerns of The Ipswich Society, there are undoubtedly members who would find them intriguing.
Each booklet contains 20 pages and is illustrated with diagrams and colour photographs.