historic old crop circles - UK circles
1964 - Eastwood
The Eastwood circle was reported to some time circles researcher Andrew Collins, after Gwen Brooker had read his book The Circlemakers. Collins went to her home to interview her about the case in February 1993, where he also met her husband John - also a witness to the 1964 circle.
Mrs Brooker had seen the circle initially, while walking her dog through country lanes around Eastwood. She spotted in a field, what she described as a large circular area of flattened wheat with an anti-clockwise swirl.
Since there were no tracks leading to it, and she was loath to breach through the standing crop, she did not enter the circle. (She noted her dog acting strangely however, as if in fear of something in the circle's direction.)
On returning home, Gwen told her husband of the circle and he returned to the spot and walked into it. He remembered in 1993 that the central area was different to the rest of the floor - possibly bleached or scorched, and that it may have had a bare patch at the very centre.
Nonetheless, we have Gwen's account of a flattened, swirled floor, in which she was able to nominate the direction of flow.
The couple were perplexed by the circle and told a number of friends about it to try and rouse interest. Thereafter, the case was gradually forgotten, until the couple spoke to Andrew Collins, who put the circle on the record for the first time.
The location was Cockethurst Farm. After 1964 the site became a football field, and has now been further developed and surrounded by housing. Collins visited the exact spot in 1993 and drew the map below. A recent satellite image is also given.