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Binner Top 5

Many have binned over the years but those most adept at the Biniscular art are recorded in the following list:

Andy Biggar
Mark Cowper
David Dunham
Neil Dunham
Carl Fleischer
Andy Horwood
Leppo Marxx*
Wayne Lang
Aidan Marsh
Mick O'Sullivan

* For reasons of poncing about, James Arber has asked that his real name be disguised on this website. In respect of James Arber’s wishes, we have changed his name to Leppo Marxx.


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David Dunham is one of the original Binners. It was following a moderately successful month long holiday in Europe, which only lasted two and a half weeks, that he and fellow traveller Wayne, set out trying to make the holiday up to the full number of days required to justify calling something a month. One of these away-days included a fateful trip to Longleat Safari Park, on the way back from which Dave made his first trip to Avebury. It was then that the Binner Spark was truly ignited, and (though not properly referred to as a Binner trips for another five or so years) the tradition of motiveless trips down to the West Country started to become a very regular thing. Here’s a list of Dave’s five favourite Binner things:

West Kennet Long Barrow
Predictable and clichéd you may say, but certainly, for my money, the most important of Binner venues. I think it would have taken a lot longer for Binner trips to get off the ground, if at all, had it not been for the Barrow’s grim countenance and easy accommodation.
Binner Verdict: The original best, still makes Wayland’s Smithy look like a set of dentures for a hippo.

The River \ River Bed Kennet
I have been fortunate enough to see the river in full swell and unfortunate enough to walk along its dry river bed. What ever state it is in though, walking along it’s course first thing in the morning is one of my favourite pleasures.
Binner Verdict: Wet and Wonderful.

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow
Top notch setting for a long barrow that probably looks more like it did when it was originally built than any other we have visited. The perfect picnic spot and venue that really does need sleeping in if it is ever repaired.
Binner Verdict: Even if the Barrow was not there it would be worth a visit.

Aldbourne Village and Environs
Doctor Who and the Daemons aside, I just like visiting the village. It is what I think of as a typical English Village and has some rather good walking near by.
Binner Verdict: Nice Village, nice walking an not bad barrows.

Wendover Shopping Parade
From the Chemist with the dodgy wig to Budgens with the dodgy apple pie offers, this always signifies the beginning of a Binner trip. Shopping on the parade can no longer even be described as a tradition but more as a ceremony. Me checking out the onion Bhajis and Neil running round the end Isle enthusing about some ridiculous special offer on something I neither want nor care for - so why do I always end up saying "Yeah, can you get me two of those as well."
Binner Verdict: Should be cursed for the dreadful purchases I have made there but I can’t stop going back. .