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Wednesday, 27 July 2005

Giant disappears after residents say ad is 'pants'

Prudish residents have ordered a copy of the Cerne Abbas giant to be removed, even though he is wearing pants.

The giant replica, which was created as an advert for Lynx on the flight path to Gatwick airport, was washed away on the orders of the deodorant manufacturer, after complaints from Hampshire residents and environmentalists.

Tandridge District Council, the local authority, threatened enforcement action against Unilever, who own Lynx, unless they removed the 100,000 square foot image.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 27th Jul 2005

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

The Lynx effect!

He Cerne Giant has pulled - thanks to a million pound advertising scheme.

The famous naked chalk image will be recreated on a flight path to Gatwick Airport, with the addition of two similarly nude women in close proximity.

As well as the giant advert, Dorset's famous fertility symbol will also appear in a series of TV commercials, deemed so saucy that they must be shown after the 9pm watershed.

The new image, which will be more than 9,290 square metres, is designed to advertise Lynx deodorants and catch the eye of passengers flying into the airport from July 18 to August 14.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 13th Jul 2005

Sunday, 10 July 2005

Dowsers find stone from ancient temple

An ancient standing stone from a lost sun temple has been unearthed by dowsers in east Dorset.

Students on a local dowsing course discovered the hidden Bronze Age relic at Knowlton Henge, two miles south of Cranborne.

Source: Dorset Echo Friday 10th Jun 2005
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