Sir,—We can none of us be too grateful to Mr Chubb for his public-spirited gift of Stonehenge to the nation. It may not be feasible, but the thought constantly recurs, why not make this great meeting-place of an ancient British race who worshipped the sun a national memorial of the immortal dead who have laid down their lives that the Son of Righteousness might arise with healing His wings for the whole civilized world? Salisbury Plain as a military training ground has done much towards winning the war. What could be more fitting than that here, in the midst of Salisbury Plain, there should be at this old meeting-place of pre-historic tribesmen and warriors an assemblage on Midsummer Day of each year, or at stated intervals; and that a solemn service should be held in memory not only of Wiltshire men but of all the men of the British Empire who have died for right against might—for justice, freedom, and peace. The gates of the great stone pylons stand open wide to all the quarters of the heavens, and seem to invite the going forth of light and liberty to all the world. Nothing would be needed but a huge stone Celtic cross in the neighbourhood of the circle, with a simple dedication thereon to the imperishable memory of the gallant dead. I feel that such a monument in the solemn propinquity of this great British shrine would be preferable to a Priapic monument of cones and eastern Welis on a huge bare platform in Hyde Park.
(Times, 28 September 1918, p. 10)