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Historical anti-chav preservation

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Children’s author Alan Garner has put his medieval house in trust rather than see it fall into the laquered and beclawed hands of footballer’s wives.

Garner said: “Despite denying children and grandchildren their inheritance, neither I nor my wife could bear the thought of the house falling into the hands of some footballer’s wife, who might destroy 10,000 years of heritage for the sake of building a swimming pool and a tennis court.”

Bummer for his kids, but I support his choice a hundred percent. The house seems amazing.

Garner said his home was a site of archaeological importance dating back 10,000 years and the thought of it being bulldozed to make way for a modern mansion horrifies both him and his wife.

He added: “We are continually finding artefacts from as far back as 10,000 years, the end of the last Ice Age.

“We also know that the house is built on a Bronze Age burial mound, one of several, and that beneath the house there are the remains of two further older houses and probably more dwelling places before then. It is a rare site and must be preserved.”

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