It's April the 1st... or April Fool's Day.  So we thought we would list out our top five favourite spoofs.

At number 1 the National Trust pulled a blinder with this one claiming rangers had to move the stones to keep the right time when the clocks went forward. This ancient site was primarily used as a time-keeping device that worked in a similar way to a sundial. Unfortunately, the adoption of British Summer Time has disrupted the accuracy of the site.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Moving the stones at Avebury to get the time right for British Summer TimeMoving the stones at Avebury to get the time right for British Summer Time


PEOPLE in Warminster got a shock when their very own version of Westbury's white horse appeared overnight on the side of Battlesbury Hill.

The fabric horse was made by Geoff Cooke, an educator at the Warminster barracks, who was simply trying to encourage children to read. Mr Cooke, 40, said: "It was just a bit of light-hearted fun really I don't want to keep it up there long because it might ruin the grass."

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3: Villagers in Alton Barnes had to do a double take  when they saw this zebra where the famous white horse usually stands.

The horseplay saw the 201-year-old chalk landmark sporting black stripes, fashioned from plastic sheeting, across its body and a black nose as part of an April fools prank.

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4: A NEW plan to preserve Westbury’s giant chimney and turn it into a tourist attraction has been revealed.

The 50-year-old chimney was set to be demolished later this year after Tarmac mothballed the former cement works. But a Bulgarian developer is in talks with owner Tarmac to buy the 122 metre-high structure and install a high speed lift and a staircase inside to take visitors up to a viewing platform to be installed near the top.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Westbury's new tourist attractionWestbury's new tourist attraction

5: THERE are plans to make May Day a truly magical experience this year - with a major celebration taking place at Swindon's world famous Magic Roundabout.

On the May bank holiday, May 2, a huge maypole will be erected in the centre of the central roundabout in the complex system of traffic islands.

In traditional style, streamers will be attached to the top of the pole and children from local primary schools will dance around it.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon's magic roundabout being used for a May Day dance!Swindon's magic roundabout being used for a May Day dance!