As part of the town’s preparations for the 100-year commemoration of the end of the First World War, the Trowbridge branch of Shaws The Drapers recently held a ‘Knit and Natter’ session with the support of Trowbridge Town Council’s Information Team. Local knitting enthusiasts were invited along to knit woollen poppies (with Shaws giving out free wool and needles) which will be placed around the Town Park in time for Remembrance Sunday, which falls on November 11th. Even the Town Mayor, Councillor Dennis Drewett, tried his hand, but decided to leave it to the professionals.
Aby Cooper, the Council’s Customer Service Manager, said: “We are so grateful to Shaws for hosting this get-together, and providing knitting materials, and of course to our knitters for giving of their free time in support of this event.” She added “Even I’ve learned to knit, something I’ve never been able to do before, and have contributed three poppies. The team at Shaws were very patient and really good fun – a huge thank you to them.” If you are a keen knitter and would like to become involved in this project, please call the Information Team on 01225 765072 or email at info@trowbridge.gov.uk