Vandalised information board replaced

CIVIC pride in Epworth has seen the replacement of a vandalised information board on the town’s Wesley Trail.

The double-sided board stands outside the St Andrew’s Church, and gives information about the spectacular church and Vinegarth, the site of an ancient manor house belonging to the Mowbray family.

It is part of a series that guide visitors around the town’s historic sites, but was damaged by vandals during the first week of August.

Epworth is famous as the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism.

More than 154,400 people visited the town last year to discover its fascinating history, and many visitors follow the Wesley Trail.

Coun Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It was important to replace the vandalised information board as quickly as possible.

“Epworth attracts a lot of visitors at this time of year who enjoy following the Wesley Trail.

“So many people in Epworth take pride in their town and work hard to make it an attractive place, so it was a real shame when the trail board was vandalised.”