After vandalism set-back, knitters return with a colourful display

The Noah’s Ark display

Regular Week In readers will remember that earlier this summer we featured the story about the beautiful postbox topper in Whitchurch Village that was vandalised.

The Knit and Natter group, which meets at Whitchurch United Reformed Church, had worked hard to produce the knitted Coronation themed topper for the postbox at the crossroads by the Maes Knoll Toby Pub on the Wells Road.

Members were dismayed at the theft and vandalism of the figures but at the time pledged that they would not be deterred.

We are now pleased to report that they have installed another topper – this time with the theme of Noah’s Ark.

The Coronation display before it was vandalised and removed

Mary Leader from the group told us: “We are delighted that it is still in place after four weeks – it has been securely fastened this time – and have received many positive comments about these creations which brighten up our neighbours’ day.

“Whitchurch Village Council have commissioned us to produce something to go on display in the Village Millennium Garden during the Remembrance Day weekend so watch this space.”

The group meets between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on the first and third Thursdays each month at the church.

Mary says: “If anyone wants to join us, you don’t have to be an experienced knitter or crocheter as we are very happy to teach and advise if you wish to learn. So come along and have a cuppa and cake and a good natter.”