Abbots Hall Vandalism
By jaffacake75 | Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 10:02
If you live in Stowmarket you may well have heard about the recent vandalism of two of the newly renovated Grade II-listed cottages at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
Museum of East Anglian Life
According to reports vandals hurled objects at the refurbished buildings earlier this month and smashed two windows.
Police have stated that the incident took place between 7pm on March 3rd and 8am the following day and as it stands there are no recorded witnesses or suspects.
"It just makes the mind boggle as to why people would target such a cultural part of our heritage? I hope that those responsible are caught and justification is carried out, honestly, this sort of mindless vandalism makes me lose faith in humanity"
Joel Needing - Stowmarket Patriot and Historian
The windows will be repaired and a protective covers will be put in place. The repairs are expected to cost around £150 as specific glass has to be used to maintain the building authenticity.
Refurbishment of the cottages has cost £180,000 and is part of the £1.8million lottery funded project to restore Abbots Hall.
The workers cottages will open next month and will provide visitors with a view of what home life might have been like for the rural worker of the past.
If you were a witness or have any information about this incident the please contact the police on 101.
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