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The Cherhill White Horse will be having its long overdue makeover tomorrow, 21st May, as members of the Cherhill Scout Group and volunteers are due to meet up to to re-chalk it.

white horse rechalkingThe figure at Cherhill was first cut in 1780 by a Dr Christopher Alsop, of Calne and is the third oldest of several such white horses in Great Britain, with only the Uffington White Horse and the Westbury White Horse being older.

Approximately eighteen tonnes of chalk, bagged up by the Cherhill Cubs , Scouts and Cherhill villagers will be used to give the horse a much needed face lift after last year's event had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Volunteers are warmly invited to help with the task. The group will be meeting on the horse at 10am on Saturday 21st May, Don't forget to bring gloves and a drink with you. It is physically demanding work and can get hot up there, please wear appropriate clothes and don't forget sun cream.

Photos courtesy of Cherhill Scout Group