Vandals Smash Almost Every Window in Historic Carn Brea Castle Restaurant
Vandals have broken nearly every window in the historic Carn Brea Castle restaurant near Redruth in Cornwall, England. The restaurant is owned and run by the parents and family of well known TV presenter Nadia Sawalha. A total of 47 windows had rocks thrown through them.
Carn Brea Castle was built in 1379 as a chapel, but by the 18th century it was being used as a hunting lodge by the local Bassett family. An old lease from 1898 stipulated that the tenant had to keep a light shining in the north facing window as anavigational aid and warning to ships.
Built on huge boulders, Carn Brea Castle has been a listed building since 1975 and a restaurant since the mid 1980s when the Sawalha family started serving middle eastern cuisine. I have eaten in the restaurant in the past - it's very small and quirky!
Let's hope the police can catch these mindless idiots. This is not only an eye-catching curiosity on the skyline, but a long-standing local family business that jobs rely on.
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