12th January 1895 - the National Trust is founded

501px-Life_of_Octavia_Hill_-_1877.jpgThe National Trust was founded on the 12th January 1895. The NT owns a lot of the land around Stonehenge, but not Stonehenge itself, which is owned by English Heritage.

Image Credit

The drawing is of Octavia Hill, one of the founders of the Trust. It’s by Edward Clifford, 1877. Somehwat confusingly Wikimedia also credits Charles Edmund Maurice [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons