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sufi
23-01-2012, 11:16 PM
can't believe Dissensus has no London Stone thread?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4997470.stm
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/7009/london_stone.html

anyway, apparently the stone is under threat
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24030004-rocky-reception-for-brutus-stone-move.do

Have done an e-petition about it, apparently you have to wait 7 days before it's live.. i'll post the address and you all pass it on too everyone you know ok?

IdleRich
24-01-2012, 12:48 AM
Hasn't it already moved once from its original place?

Mr. Tea
24-01-2012, 10:31 AM
Hasn't it already moved once from its original place?

Yep, several times. I don't really see the problem as long as it's moved carefully and not very far, and put somewhere people can still see it. It could hardly be in a humbler and less conspicuous spot than it is now.

Last year I was in that part of town one evening and decided on a whim to have a look at the thing, since I'd just written a story (http://dointhelambethwarp.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/and-london-was-no-more/) about it. I was having a pint in The Bell (http://www.travelswithbeer.com/2010/06/15/the-bell-london/) just around the corner and texted my girlfriend about the weird little monolith - turned out she'd just been reading about it online, which was kind of cool.

HMGovt
24-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Lob it in a skip for all I care.

HMGovt
24-01-2012, 07:50 PM
Now this is a monolith

http://palermoproject.com/Mars_Anomalies/%20images_mars/55103layers.gif (http://palermoproject.com/Mars_Anomalies/PhobosAnomalies1.html)

Mr. Tea
25-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Now this is a monolith

http://palermoproject.com/Mars_Anomalies/%20images_mars/55103layers.gif (http://palermoproject.com/Mars_Anomalies/PhobosAnomalies1.html)

A rock?!?! On the MOON!?!

*mind blown*

sufi
26-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Now this is a monolith

http://palermoproject.com/Mars_Anomalies/%20images_mars/55103layers.gif (http://palermoproject.com/Mars_Anomalies/PhobosAnomalies1.html)
moonmining!!!

sufi
26-01-2012, 10:43 AM
ok all here's the petition
sign it & pass it on!

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/28200


With 100 days to go til the election of a new Mayor, London's oldest relic is under threat. Which candidate even cares about this long-neglected symbol of London's vigour that has survived countless milliennia in the centre of the city? For eons Londoners venerated the stone and believed that London's prosperity depended on it. Now it is stuck in a wall on cannon street, facing eviction or demolition at the hands of property developers. This petition is for the London Stone to receive the respect and protection it deserves. It should be reinstated as proud and prominent symbol of this 21st century megacity.

Mr. Tea
26-01-2012, 11:49 AM
Signed.

sufi
07-02-2012, 12:31 AM
so far then that makes 3 big votes (3rd was my friend H), Dissensus hype machine firing on all cylinders :D

sufi
20-05-2016, 02:25 PM
Wow, the power of the dissensus online campaigning machine has overturned centuries of neglect and reinstated the LS into a righteously prominent status,

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/12/psychogeographers-landmark-london-stone-on-show-at-last


Planning permission has been granted for ... a special raised plinth so that the artefact can be viewed by the public. During the building works, it is hoped that London Stone will be displayed in the Museum of London for about 20 months from late spring.

well done all, it was a long haul and a hard slog but we made it!

dissensus meetup & make appropriate sacrificial offerings when it's reinstalled, anyone?

Mr. Tea
20-05-2016, 03:53 PM
Well done Sufi! Yeah, I'd be up for that.