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A giant ball of wool proved a winner for Halford Thursday Club in a competition organised

A giant ball of wool proved a winner for Halford Thursday Club in a competition organised


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A giant ball of wool proved a winner for Halford Thursday Club in a competition organised

A giant ball of wool proved a winner for Halford Thursday Club in a competition organised by the Womens Royal Voluntary Service. Ten local Darby and Joan clubs entered the contest at the WRVS county headquarters at Warwick. The biggest, entered by the Hallford Club, was 47 inches in circumference and weighed about 15lbs. Second were Hatton Derby and Joan Club. The wool will be knitted into squares by club members and used to make blankets.
28th November 1979

Coventry Telegraph Archive
Mirrorpix
Warwick
Warwickshire
England

Media ID 21407664

© Mirrorpix

Knitting Organisations Wool


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from 1979, we witness the triumph of creativity and community spirit. The Halford Thursday Club emerges as the victor in a competition organized by the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS). Their secret weapon? A colossal ball of wool that captured everyone's attention. Measuring an impressive 47 inches in circumference and weighing approximately 15lbs, this giant sphere symbolizes the dedication and passion of the Hallford Club members. It represents their unwavering commitment to supporting one another through shared activities. The Hatton Derby and Joan Club secured second place in this thrilling contest, showcasing their own remarkable knitting skills. However, it is what lies ahead for these balls of wool that truly warms our hearts. Club members will now channel their talents into transforming these vibrant threads into knitted squares. These squares will then be lovingly stitched together to create cozy blankets. This heartwarming initiative not only showcases the artistry within these Darby and Joan clubs but also highlights their desire to provide comfort for those in need. As we delve into this nostalgic image, we are reminded of a time when women's organizations like WRVS played a crucial role in fostering connections among communities. They provided platforms for individuals to showcase their skills while simultaneously contributing towards noble causes. This photograph captures a moment frozen in time - a testament to unity, creativity, and compassion that continues to inspire us today.

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