On 26 April 1889, an infamous incident took place near Ruardean which has evolved into the question: Who killed the bears? A question which can arouse heated debate between Cinderford and Ruardean residents to this day.
130 years on, Reading the Forest (a project within the Foresters’ Forest programme) is hosting an event at Ruardean Memorial Hall, High Street Ruardean GL17 9US on Saturday 27 April to look at how the story has been represented in literature, drama and film over the years. Free admission. Afternoon teas available.