About Alfred Watkins: A Century of Ley Lines

Alfred Watkins

In 1922 the Hereford inventor, antiquarian and businessman Alfred Watkins self-published the first account of his controversial and eccentric theory of ley lines. In the 100 years since this little book appeared the idea of a vanished network of arrow straight trackways crisscrossing the landscape has been popularised, dismissed and discredited, but above all mythologised into something potentially magical and supernatural. Joe Kerr explores Watkins’ work and the process of myth making that has accompanied his idea from the very moment he revealed it a century ago.

Supported by Katharine O’Carroll and Robert and Sherill Atkins