21 June 1985: Heavy security and a perimeter fence tried to contain a celebration of the summer solstice around the heritage site

As the swollen ranks of hippies hoping to celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge settled in for an evening of rock and roll and waited for darkness an uneasy calm descended on the Wiltshire countryside last night. It resembled Nottinghamshire during the tense days of the miners’ strike.

It was claimed that no more than 300 officers were on duty in the immediate vicinity of Stonehenge, but it seemed yesterday evening that every lane and corner field sported the white roof of a police support unit transit van.

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