Painting the Westbury white horse (Bratton Camp hillfort).

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Painting the Westbury white horse (Bratton Camp hillfort).
Chris Cole / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: EXEMN0
According to legend and folklore, a white horse was originally cut on this chalk hillside by King Alfred to commemorate his victory over the Danes at the battle of Ethandun in May 878 AD. The present carving consists of white painted concrete, to prevent erosion on the steep slope. This image was taken from above the horse during the painting of the concrete in 2006.
Location: Westbury Hill, Wiltshire, UK.