Vandals damage roundhouse at attraction’s iron age village
VANDALS have damaged an authenultimate getaway – a living history tic iron age village created as a tourist experience where visitors could step attraction in the Forest of Dean. back 2,000 years in time – never took
Damage wasoff.causedtoaroundhouse at the The Secret Forest in Now it is part of the The Secret Clearwell. Forest, an attraction linked to Clear
The roundhouses were originally well Caves which is just across the constructed using authentic techroad. niques as part of a bid to recreate an The gated village is invisible from iron age village known as Cinderthe road and was built on prebury. Roman open cast iron ore mines
But attempts to market it as a the known as scowles.
Police say the vandals ripped off part of the thatched roof and broke into another roundhouse and damaged items inside.
They are appealing for information about the damage, which was believed to have been caused on the afternoon of Friday, October 26.
They believe the damage was caused between 1pm and 4pm.
“We’re appealing for information after damage was caused to a round- house at The Secret Forest attraction in Clearwell, Coleford last week,” says the police appeal.
“Part of the thatched roof of a roundhouse was ripped off and unknown offenders also forced entry to another and damaged items stored inside.”
Anyone with information can call 101 and quote incident 224 of October 27 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.