An 1875 photograph believed to be the earliest family snap taken at Stonehenge will go on display for the first time today, as part of a new exhibition chronicling 150 years of visits to the ancient monument.
The image was shared with English Heritage by the descendants of Isabel, Maud and Robert Routh, who are pictured in a horse and carriage enjoying a day out at the stones.
The remarkable photo can be seen as part of Your Stonehenge – 150 years of personal photo, a new exhibition chronicling 150 years of visits to the ancient monument. The 148 images on display span three centuries, revealing Stonehenge as a backdrop for romance, poignant moments and enduring family memories.
The pictures were selected from the hundreds submitted in response to last year’s call to mark 100 years of public ownership of the monument.