Two years since brooms were snapped in half in Derbyshire

It is two years since two brooms were snapped in half in Derbyshire.

Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 12:58 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:45 pm
One of the Eyam broken brooms .

Offenders broke the wooden implements in Eyam, which was badly affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

Police never said anyone was arrested for the criminal damage.

Then, last October, another broom was snapped in half in Barlborough. Its brush was spiked into the grass like some kind of show of victory.

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The Barlborough broken broom. Picture by Adam Ward.
The Barlborough broken broom. Picture by Adam Ward.