Sometimes I just Despair !!

For everything Leeds United related and everything not - Have your say... the Marching on Together way!
Forum rules
Please be sure you are acquainted with the forum rules outlined within our FAQs.
Post Reply
User avatar
Muppet the Cat
Reserve Player
Reserve Player
Posts: 272
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 9:42 pm
Location: Cardiff

Sometimes I just Despair !!

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:42 pm

I read this earlier...…….I can recall as a child spending many happy hours on days out running around and exploring all the nooks and crannies around Brimham Rocks...………..and partially now (albeit I'm sure only a small element) destroyed by the thoughtless actions of a few :(
Youths destroy landmark rock that had balanced on crag since the Ice Age

The Brimham Rocks have stood proud since the Ice Age, becoming a National Trust attraction and drawing visitors to one of the most striking landmarks in the Yorkshire Dales.
But after withstanding the elements for tens of thousands of years, the balancing sandstone rocks – also known as Millstone Grit – have fallen victim to a greater foe: vandals.
Police are hunting five youths who were spotted toppling one of the balancing stones from its perch, causing irreparable damage.
Pictures from the scene show the stone shattered into pieces after being pushed down a 30ft drop. The National Trust condemned the “mindless destruction” of the landmark.
“It might have been fun for some people. Actually, it is just completely pointless and needless,” said a National Trust spokesman.
The rocks, near Pateley Bridge, began forming 320 million years ago and took on their unusual, sculpted form during the last Ice Age as they were eroded by water, glaciation and wind.
They are popular with walkers, climbers and picnicking families, attracting thousands of day-trippers each year. Many of the formations have been given names to help visitors identify them, including the Sphinx, the Watchdog, the Camel, the Turtle and the Dancing Bear.
A North Yorkshire Police statement said: “At around 8.45pm on Friday June 1, a group of five young people were seen pushing a rock at the top of one of the crags. This resulted in the rock falling from the crag, causing damage to the crag face.
“The damage this has caused is irreparable and it is now in a potentially dangerous condition. The incident has not only caused considerable damage to both the rock and the crag face, but those responsible also put themselves in danger and have created a potential hazard for other visitors to Brimham Rocks.”
There is other evidence of vandalism at the site, with names carved into the rocks and stones.

User avatar
gessa
Superstar
Superstar
Posts: 17568
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:40 pm

Re: Sometimes I just Despair !!

Post by gessa » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Read it earlier too Cat,what possesses the idiots.

Norm
Manager
Manager
Posts: 4322
Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 2:51 am
Location: SW Missouri USA

Re: Sometimes I just Despair !!

Post by Norm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:16 am

gessa wrote:

Read it earlier too Cat,what possesses the idiots.
50/60 years of socialism and no cane for bad behaviour mate.

User avatar
BrewerLeeds
Youth Team
Youth Team
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:57 am

Re: Sometimes I just Despair !!

Post by BrewerLeeds » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:39 am

There is no fear of repercussions anymore. What will be done if you do wrong? 'Harshest punishments... dealt with severely...' usual soundbites but in reality nothing people can't take with ease.

User avatar
faaip
Superstar
Superstar
Posts: 22367
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:03 am
Location: God's own county

Re: Sometimes I just Despair !!

Post by faaip » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:54 am

Impressive feat surely, 5 guys pushing what looks like several tons of rock.....
I'm careful with the truths I tell
Wine stained teeth don't really suit me well


Starting 11

BPF, Ayling, Jansson, New CB, Pearce
Alioski Vierra, Hernandez, Klich, Roofe
New CF

User avatar
1964white
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 61016
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:46 am
Twitter: @1964white

Re: Sometimes I just Despair !!

Post by 1964white » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Bad parenting & no discipline at schools, just another act of society today

Post Reply