Win­dow on the world

This England - - Post Box - Jane Latin, More­cambe

Our lo­cal craft shop, Lit­tle Shop Of Hob­bies, has en­thu­si­as­ti­cally sup­ported lo­cal char­i­ties in var­i­ous ways. Last year staff in­vited peo­ple to come in and knit a few rows of a mas­sive More­cambe Foot­ball Club scarf, charg­ing £1 a row, which was do­nated to St John’s Hospice.

This year be­ing the cen­te­nary of the end of World War I and the found­ing of the Royal Air Force, their shop win­dow has re­flected this theme. They also came up with a mag­nif­i­cent project: a bi­cy­cle dec­o­rated with cro­cheted pop­pies, with one wheel as a knit­ted RAF roundel. This has sat out­side the shop through­out the sum­mer, draw­ing many favourable com­ments and pho­to­graphs, and thou­sands of “hits” on Face­book. It has also made ap­pear­ances at Armed Forces Day, an RAF100 con­cert and the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Ser­vice.

Thanks go to Bar­bara, Vicky and team for their in­spired idea. There are plans for 2019 but they’re not let­ting on yet!

If you’re in More­cambe you will find Lit­tle Shop of Hob­bies at 11/13 Ped­der Street, post­code LA4 5DY. Even if you’re not a crafter, the shop is fas­ci­nat­ing to look round or for a source of gift ideas. You can also find it on Face­book at https:// www.face­­tle-shop-of-hob­bies.

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