102 years ago Cecil and Mary Chubb gave Stonehenge to the public (landing Cecil a title, First Baron of Stonehenge), and after some restoration in the late 1950s it stands today as one of the most famous world heritage sites ever. Almost one million people a year turn up to take a look.
What did this image teach me?
Cecil Chubb bought stone henge in 1915 for the equivalent of just over £500,000 (in today’s money), probably as a gift for his wife. She may not have been pleased at the time, but when it came to giving Stonehenge to the public, she ended up becoming Lady Mary Chubb – so perhaps it worked out okay in the end?