Village volunteers shocked after display wrecked by vandals

Mystery vandals have trashed a display in Trawden commemorating the village's history of sheep farming.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:54 am

Over the last year, Trawden in Bloom volunteers had developed a site within the village, which celebrated the the village’s history of sheep farming and also acknowledged the recycling of manmade products.

However, the volunteers were left sickended when they discovered last week that someone, or some people, had completely destroyed the display.

Bev Robinson, one of the volunteers, said: "The display was the inspiration of one of our volunteers, a real craftsman, and was developed to enhance the visual amenity of the village and to be enjoyed by people passing by.

The damaged display
The damaged display

"On the evening of March 3rd, someone, or some people, completely wrecked the whole display! Although the sculptures had been securely cemented into the ground, they were levered out and either mutilated or tossed into the river.

"The display consisted of two sheep, a shepherd and a sheep dog, made from recycled goods, along with two sheep, made from wire frames which supported flowers and mosses. In front of the animals was a feeder full of flowers, which was refurbished during the year.

"The displays were the result of a great deal of effort in time as well as expense.

"There has been much condemnation of the action by hundreds of local people, devastated by this wanton vandalism. It is difficult to understand how anyone can gain pleasure from such destruction."

The display