Alfred Watkins was a rennaissance man. His interest in photography led him to invent a light meter that made photography possible on a British Antarctic expedition. He was a salesman for his father's grain business, but most of all, he loved the British countryside, and grew to have an intimate knowledge of it as a result of his travels from his father's business. As his son describes it, one day he had a vision that sacred sites lined up in long lines. He spent much of the rest of his life investigating the leys. (Notice I didn't say 'ley lines' – Watkins never used that term.) His book, "The Old Straight Track", first published in the nineteen-twenties, is the seminal book on straight lines in pre- and early history.
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