The vandals have been back to Hyde Abbey Garden – this time to destroy the remaining original wooden bench in the garden, designed by Kim Wilkie to represent the nave of the ancient Hyde Abbey which once stood there. Not content with already having destroyed one of the two semi-circular benches leading to both being replaced at considerable cost, they have now reduced to firewood the third, long one. What pleasure can possibly be had from this wanton destruction? Were you in or near the Garden in the last week in December? Do you know or did you see anything that might help in finding the vandals? If so, let us know at: admin@hgt.org.uk