How you can help support Jarrow Hall following vandal attack as tourist attraction reassures visitors no animals were harmed

Jarrow Hall has reassured visitors that its animals were not harmed when it was targeted by vandals who damaged the site.

The much-loved tourist attraction on Church Bank was damaged overnight between Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, when trespassers entered the Grubenhaus – a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon store for cold food – and made holes in a thatched roof.

Damage was also caused to a clay kiln used to make glass and Thirlings Hall, the replica meeting place.

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Jarrow Hall was damaged by trespassers.

Northumbria Police have launched an investigation into the incident, and anyone with information is asked to contact them via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on its website quoting log 327 270520.

Jarrow Hall has set up a Just Giving fundraiser in a bid to raise £5,000 to cover the cost of the damage and so far the community has raised £1,937.

The message on the Jarrow Hall Just Giving Page said: “We have been saddened by recent vandalism to our much loved reconstruction Anglo-Saxon village at Jarrow Hall.

“Our small team have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the site can safely welcome visitors back when we re-open our doors and a few people have made this even harder for us.

Jarrow Hall has set up a Just Giving page to help cover the cost of the damage.

“We have been inspired and are grateful for the support shown on social media and we are now fundraising for repair work using traditional techniques, hopefully with support from local volunteers.”

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Meanwhile a message shared on the Jarrow Hall Instagram account from those working on the farm and grounds, reassured visitors that the animals were not harmed.

It said: “We were saddened by the damage done to the site earlier this week, but are so glad to report that no animals were harmed.

“The site is beautiful and calm in the sunshine at the moment and we just wish we could share it with you!

“If you can spare anything at all to support the repairs please click on the link.”

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