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Monday, 14 January, 2002, 11:08 GMT
Closing the road to nowhere
Stuart Mills
The theme park closed down about 18 months ago
A businessman has taken direct action to stop confused day trippers trying to find a theme park which no longer exists.

Stuart Mills, who runs a holiday village in Rufford, Nottinghamshire, has blacked out signs directing drivers to "The World of Robin Hood".

He says he is sick and tired of people arriving in the village after failing to find the Sherwood Forest attraction which closed down approximately 18 months ago.

The Highways Agency, which is responsible for the road signs, has now said a contractor will be taking the signs down in the "next fortnight".

Mr Mills told BBC East Midlands Today: "We attract tourists from all over the country.

"Unfortunately they are misled by signs such as this attracting people to an attraction that closed down."

Using a tin of black paint and a brush he has taken matters into his own hands by blacking out the signs.

Based six miles from the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, the Robin Hood theme park recreated the world of the legendary outlaw.

Other attractions included props and scenery from the popular Hollywood film "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves".


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